Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the U.S. Department of Education (Department) modifies the system of records entitled ``Federal Student Aid Application File'' (18-11-01). The Federal Student Aid Application File system of records contains information provided by applicants for title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, (HEA) program assistance, which is collected from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Among other purposes described in this notice, the information collected is maintained in order to: Determine an applicant's eligibility for the Federal student financial assistance programs authorized by title IV of the HEA; make a loan, grant, or scholarship; and verify the identity of the applicant.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application for Borrower Defense to Loan Repayment Form
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Authorities; Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new authorities for fiscal year (FY) 2020 under the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority.
Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) established the National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC) in 2004 to assist State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) to produce accessible instructional materials for students with print disabilities. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) issues this notice of proposed interpretation to clarify the definition of ``print instructional materials'' in section 674(e)(3)(C) of IDEA to include digital instructional materials. This means that the NIMAC would accept digital instructional materials.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Targeted Teacher Shortage Areas Data Collection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
This notice sets forth the agenda for an October 28, 2019 closed teleconference meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board (hereafter referred to as Governing Board).
Indian Education Discretionary Grant Programs; Professional Development Program
The Secretary proposes to revise the regulations that govern the Professional Development program, authorized under title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), to implement changes to title VI resulting from the enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These proposed regulations would update, clarify, and improve the current regulations. These regulations pertain to Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.299B.
Membership of the Performance Review Board
The Secretary publishes a list of persons who may be named to serve on the Performance Review Board that oversees the evaluation of performance appraisals for Senior Executive Service members of the Department.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (the Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ``Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award'' (18-15-01). Pursuant to Executive Order 13870 of May 2, 2019, as published in the Federal Register on May 9, 2019 (Executive Order 13870), the Department, in consultation with the Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and the National Science Foundation, has developed and implemented, consistent with applicable law, an annual Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award to be presented to one elementary and one secondary school educator per year who demonstrate superior achievement in instilling skills, knowledge, and passion with respect to cybersecurity and cybersecurity-related subjects. The Department will solicit nominations for the two individual educators who will be awarded this Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award.
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI)
Per the United States Code at least one member of the NACIQI must be a student who, at the time of the appointment by the Secretary of Education, is attending an institution of higher education.