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Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund Application; Correction
Document Number: 2020-12760
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
Agency: Department of Education
On May 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published a 60-day comment period notice in the Federal Register with FR DOC# 2020- 11352 (Page 31756, Column 2 and 3; Page 31757, Column 1) seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ``Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund Application.'' The Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours of 26 is wrong, and the correct number is 130. The PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Draft Reading Assessment Framework for the 2025 National Assessment of Educational Progress
Document Number: 2020-12693
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
Agency: Department of Education
The National Assessment Governing Board (Governing Board) is soliciting public comment for guidance in updating the Assessment Framework for the 2025 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Reading. The Governing Board is authorized to formulate policy guidelines for NAEP. Section 302(e)(1)(c) of Public Law 107-279 s specifies that the Governing Board determines the content to be assessed for each NAEP Assessment. Each NAEP subject area assessment is guided by a framework that defines the scope of the domain to be measured by delineating the knowledge and skills to be tested at each grade and subject, the format of the assessment, and the achievement level definitionsguiding assessments that are valid, reliable, and reflective of widely accepted professional standards. The NAEP Reading Assessment Framework was last revised in 2004. It is anticipated that the current update of the NAEP Reading Assessment Framework will be presented for approval at the National Assessment Governing Board quarterly meeting on November 19-21, 2020. Public and private parties and organizations are invited to provide written comments and recommendations on the draft framework. This notice sets forth the review schedule and provides information for accessing additional materials that will be informative and useful for this review.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Foreign Institution Reporting Requirements Under the CARES Act
Document Number: 2020-12613
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-11
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Improving Retention of Special Education Teachers and Early Intervention Personnel
Document Number: 2020-12583
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-11
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with DisabilitiesImproving Retention of Special Education Teachers and Early Intervention Personnel, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.325P. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0028.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Comprehensive Literacy Program Evaluation: Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) Program Evaluation
Document Number: 2020-12502
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-10
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Eligibility of Students at Institutions of Higher Education for Funds Under the CARES Act
Document Number: 2020-12491
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-09
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct an emergency review of a new information collection.
Accrediting Agencies Currently Undergoing Review for Purposes of Recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education; Update
Document Number: 2020-12351
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-09
Agency: Department of Education
This notice is an update to the previous notice published in the Federal Register Vol 85, No. 103 on May 28, 2020 for members of the public on submitting written comments for accrediting agencies currently undergoing review for purposes of recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The purpose of this notice is to correct the scope of recognition for the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences Inc.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Loan Discharge Application: Forgery
Document Number: 2020-12178
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Federal Need Analysis Methodology for the 2021-22 Award Year-Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, and TEACH Grant Programs
Document Number: 2020-12169
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the annual updates to the tables used in the statutory Federal Need Analysis Methodology that determines a student's expected family contribution (EFC) for award year (AY) 2021- 22 for student financial aid programs, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers 84.063, 84.033, 84.007, 84.268, 84.408, and 84.379. This notice alerts the financial aid community and the broader public to these required annual updates used in the determination of student aid eligibility.
Proposed Requirements-The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Paperwork Reduction Waivers
Document Number: 2020-11416
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) proposes requirements and a definition for waivers under section 609 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Department may select as many as 15 States to receive waivers of statutory requirements of, or regulatory requirements relating to, IDEA Part B, for a period of time not to exceed 4 years, to reduce excessive paperwork and noninstructional time burdens that do not assist in improving educational and functional results for children with disabilities. The purpose of these waivers is to increase the time and resources available for instruction and other activities aimed at improving educational and functional results for children with disabilities. Statutory requirements of, or regulatory requirements relating to, applicable civil rights requirements or procedural safeguards under section 615 of IDEA may not be waived. The Department may use these proposed requirements and definition in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and later years.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, Federal Direct PLUS Loan Request for Supplemental Information
Document Number: 2020-12095
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-04
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Application Package
Document Number: 2020-12032
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-04
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2021
Document Number: 2020-11925
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; CARES Act, Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement (SIP, MSI, FIPSE)
Document Number: 2020-11895
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Native American Language (NAL@ED) Application Package
Document Number: 2020-11884
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Annual Updates to the Income-Contingent Repayment (ICR) Plan Formula for 2020-William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2020-11818
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the annual updates to the ICR plan formula for 2020 to give notice to borrowers and the public regarding how monthly ICR payment amounts will be calculated for the 2020-2021 year under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 84.063.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; ED-524 Budget Information Non-Construction Programs Form and Instructions
Document Number: 2020-11744
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; State Tribal Education Partnership Grants to Tribal Educational Agencies
Document Number: 2020-11729
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the State Tribal Education Partnership Grant Program (STEP), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.415A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Vocational Rehabilitation Financial Report (RSA-17)
Document Number: 2020-11700
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; Written Application for the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind Program
Document Number: 2020-11630
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program
Document Number: 2020-10261
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Department of Education
On February 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) published a policy interpretation and request for comment concerning a change in policy regarding the use of Federal vocational rehabilitation (VR) funds reserved for pre-employment transition services. The interpretation established a deadline of March 30, 2020, for submitting comments. This document reopens the comment period.
Proposed Priorities, Requirements, and Selection Criteria-Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Paperwork Reduction Planning and Implementation Program
Document Number: 2020-11417
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) proposes priorities, requirements, and selection criteria for the IDEA Paperwork Reduction Planning and Implementation Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.326F. The Department may select as many as 15 States to receive support in planning for and implementing waivers of statutory requirements of, or regulatory requirements relating to, IDEA Part B to reduce excessive paperwork and noninstructional time burdens that do not assist in improving educational and functional results for children with disabilities. The Department may use the priorities, requirements, and selection criteria in this document for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and later years. The IDEA Paperwork Reduction Planning and Implementation Program focuses on an identified national need to reduce the paperwork burden associated with the requirements of IDEA Part B while preserving the rights of children with disabilities and promoting academic achievement.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Demonstration Grants for Indian Children and Youth Program Grant Application Package
Document Number: 2020-11472
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Study of an Information Strategy To Increase Enrollment in Postsecondary Education
Document Number: 2020-11461
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program
Document Number: 2020-11388
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.184H. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Accrediting Agencies Currently Undergoing Review for Purposes of Recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2020-11372
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of Education
This notice provides information to members of the public on submitting written comments for accrediting agencies currently undergoing review for purposes of recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; CARES Act, Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement (Student Aid)
Document Number: 2020-11355
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; CARES Act, Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement (Institutional Aid)
Document Number: 2020-11354
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund Application
Document Number: 2020-11352
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual Report of Children in State Agency and Locally Operated Institutions for Neglected and Delinquent Children
Document Number: 2020-11337
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Federal Direct Loan Program and Federal Family Education Loan Program Teacher Loan Forgiveness Forms
Document Number: 2020-11309
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE); Meeting
Document Number: 2020-11266
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Department of Education
Notice of this meeting is required by Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and is intended to notify members of the public of an upcoming NACIE closed teleconference meeting. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the date of the meeting due to delays in making arrangements for a virtual closed meeting due to the COVID-19 impact on the capability to have face-to- face Council meetings.
Extension of the Application Deadline Date; Applications for New Awards; Magnet Schools Assistance Program
Document Number: 2020-11212
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Department of Education
On March 10, 2020, we published in the Federal Register (85 FR 13878) a notice inviting applications (NIA) for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Magnet Schools Assistance Program competition, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.165A. The NIA established a deadline date of May 26, 2020 for the transmittal of applications. This notice extends the deadline date for transmittal of applications until June 30, 2020 and extends the date of intergovernmental review until August 28, 2020. It also extends the date for proof of approval of all modifications to court-ordered desegregation plans to July 28, 2020.
Impact Aid Program; Extension of the Application Amendment Deadline
Document Number: 2020-10147
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) extends the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 application amendment period for Impact Aid program (IAP) applications, CFDA number 84.041, under sections 7002 and 7003 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). We extend the application amendment deadline from June 30, 2020, to August 31, 2020, by 11:59:59 p.m., to allow local educational agencies (LEAs) impacted by the extraordinary circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic additional time to submit their amended applications.
Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities
Document Number: 2020-09273
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Department of Education
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) with producing accessible instructional materials for students with print disabilities. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) issues this final notice of interpretation to clarify that the definition of ``print instructional materials'' in IDEA includes digital instructional materials.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; RSA-227, Annual Client Assistance Program Performance Report
Document Number: 2020-11080
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)--Grants to Charter School Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools and for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (Developer Grants)
Document Number: 2020-11047
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for CSPDeveloper Grants, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers 84.282B (for the opening of new charter schools) and 84.282E (for the replication and expansion of high-quality charter schools). This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Waiver Requests Related to the Adult Education and Family of Literacy Act and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act
Document Number: 2020-10987
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Extension of the Application Deadline Date; Applications for New Awards; American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Document Number: 2020-10822
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of Education
On March 9, 2020, the Department of Education (Department) published in the Federal Register a notice inviting applications (NIA) for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services competition, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.250N. The NIA established a deadline date of May 26, 2020, for the transmittal of applications. This notice extends the deadline date for transmittal of applications until June 26, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
Notice of Waivers Granted Under Section 8401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA)
Document Number: 2020-10740
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Education
In this notice, we announce waivers related to assessments, accountability and school identification, and related reporting requirements that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) granted under section 8401 of the ESEA because of widespread school closures due to the novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance
Document Number: 2020-10512
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education amends the regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). The final regulations specify how recipients of Federal financial assistance covered by Title IX, including elementary and secondary schools as well as postsecondary institutions, (hereinafter collectively referred to as ``recipients'' or ``schools''), must respond to allegations of sexual harassment consistent with Title IX's prohibition against sex discrimination. These regulations are intended to effectuate Title IX's prohibition against sex discrimination by requiring recipients to address sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination in education programs or activities. The final regulations obligate recipients to respond promptly and supportively to persons alleged to be victimized by sexual harassment, resolve allegations of sexual harassment promptly and accurately under a predictable, fair grievance process that provides due process protections to alleged victims and alleged perpetrators of sexual harassment, and effectively implement remedies for victims. The final regulations also clarify and modify Title IX regulatory requirements regarding remedies the Department may impose on recipients for Title IX violations, the intersection between Title IX, Constitutional protections, and other laws, the designation by each recipient of a Title IX Coordinator to address sex discrimination including sexual harassment, the dissemination of a recipient's non- discrimination policy and contact information for a Title IX Coordinator, the adoption by recipients of grievance procedures and a grievance process, how a recipient may claim a religious exemption, and prohibition of retaliation for exercise of rights under Title IX.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; RSA-509, Annual Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights Program Performance Report
Document Number: 2020-10607
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Fiscal Year 2020 Application for Grants Under the International Research and Studies Program
Document Number: 2020-10603
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Notice of Waivers Granted Under Section 3511 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Document Number: 2020-10563
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Education
In this notice, we announce waivers that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) granted, within the last 30 days, under the CARES Act.
List of Correspondence From January 1, 2019, Through March 31, 2020
Document Number: 2020-10542
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is publishing the following list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) received by individuals during all four quarters of calendar year 2019 and the first quarter of calendar year 2020. The correspondence describes the Department's interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or the regulations that implement IDEA. This list and the letters or other documents described in this list, with personally identifiable information redacted, as appropriate, can be found at www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/ index.html.
Applications for New Awards; Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program
Document Number: 2020-10509
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant (TQP) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.336S. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Notice of Waivers Granted Under Section 3511 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Document Number: 2020-10488
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Department of Education
In this notice, we announce waivers that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) granted, within the last 30 days, under the CARES Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Submission of the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program Application (CFDA 84.021A)
Document Number: 2020-10333
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.