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Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Federal Student Aid User Experience Design Research Generic Clearance
Document Number: 2019-24027
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-04
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Federal Perkins Loan Program Regulations and General Provisions Regulations
Document Number: 2019-24009
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-04
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; Upward Bound (UB) Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2019-23933
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-01
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; RISE Award
Document Number: 2019-23898
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-01
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
2019-2020 Award Year Deadline Dates for Reports and Other Records Associated With the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG), the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Programs, the Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) Program, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Program
Document Number: 2019-23767
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-01
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces deadline dates for the receipt of documents and other information from applicants and institutions participating in certain Federal student aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), for the 2019-2020 award year. These programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Education (Department), provide financial assistance to students attending eligible postsecondary educational institutions to help them pay their educational costs. The Federal student aid programs (title IV, HEA programs) covered by this deadline date notice are the Pell Grant, Direct Loan, TEACH Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, and campus-based (FSEOG and FWS) programs.
Student Assistance General Provisions, The Secretary's Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, The Secretary's Recognition Procedures for State Agencies
Document Number: 2019-23129
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-01
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends the regulations governing the recognition of accrediting agencies, certain student assistance general provisions, and institutional eligibility, as well as makes various technical corrections.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2019-23672
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
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; Program for International Student Assessment 2021 (PISA 2021) Main Study Recruitment and Field Test
Document Number: 2019-23665
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
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; 2019-20 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:20)
Document Number: 2019-23582
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2019-23581
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Department of Education
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
Document Number: 2019-23532
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
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 Authorities; Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority
Document Number: 2019-23477
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new authorities for fiscal year (FY) 2020 under the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Study of State Policies To Prohibit Aiding and Abetting Sexual Misconduct in Schools
Document Number: 2019-23436
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities
Document Number: 2019-22888
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-21
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) 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; DCIA Aging and Compliance Data Requirements for Guaranty Agencies
Document Number: 2019-22628
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-17
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Targeted Teacher Shortage Areas Data Collection
Document Number: 2019-22602
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-17
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; Institutional Disclosures for Distance Education or Correspondence Programs
Document Number: 2019-22549
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
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; Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS 2021) Main Study Recruitment and Field Test
Document Number: 2019-22543
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
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; Application for the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)
Document Number: 2019-22541
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
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; State Education Agency, Local Educational Agency, and School Data Collection and Reporting under ESEA, Title I, Part A
Document Number: 2019-22514
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
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; 7-OB Annual Performance Report for the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind Program
Document Number: 2019-22513
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
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; HEAL Program: Physician's Certification of Borrower's Total and Permanent Disability
Document Number: 2019-22510
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Meeting
Document Number: 2019-22509
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
Agency: Department of Education
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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017-18 (MGLS:2017) Main Study First Follow-Up (MS2) Data Collection
Document Number: 2019-22413
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Indian Education Discretionary Grant Programs; Professional Development Program
Document Number: 2019-22075
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Department of Education
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
Document Number: 2019-22076
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Department of Education
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; IES Research Training Program Surveys
Document Number: 2019-21566
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2019-21532
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-03
Agency: Department of Education
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Grants Under the Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions Program CFDA# 84.031X
Document Number: 2019-21509
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI)
Document Number: 2019-21436
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-02
Agency: Department of Education
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) Spring Fifth-Grade National Data Collection
Document Number: 2019-21299
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-01
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; FY 2020 Child Care Access Means Parents in School Application Package 84.335A
Document Number: 2019-21251
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-01
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; Application for Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program (1894-0001)
Document Number: 2019-21106
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-30
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; Application for Approval To Participate in Federal Student Aid Programs
Document Number: 2019-21020
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-27
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; Accrediting Agencies Reporting Activities for Institutions and Programs-Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institution and Programs (DAPIP)
Document Number: 2019-20918
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies; Submission Dates for State Revenue and Expenditure Reports for Fiscal Year 2019, Revisions to Those Reports, and Revisions to Prior Fiscal Year Reports
Document Number: 2019-20835
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces dates for State educational agencies (SEAs) to submit expenditure and revenue data and average daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)) for fiscal year (FY) 2019, revisions to those reports, and revisions to reports for previous fiscal years. The Secretary sets these dates to ensure that data are available to serve as the basis for timely distribution of Federal funds. The U.S. Census Bureau is the data collection agent for this request of the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data will be published by NCES and will be used by the Secretary in the calculation of allocations for FY 2021 appropriated funds.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Borrower Defenses Regulations
Document Number: 2019-20209
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-25
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; Form for Maintenance of Effort Waiver Requests
Document Number: 2019-20663
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-24
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2019-19309
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department or We) establishes new Institutional Accountability regulations governing the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program to revise a Federal standard and a process for adjudicating borrower defenses to repayment claims for Federal student loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2020, and provide for actions the Secretary may take to collect from schools the amount of financial loss due to successful borrower defense to repayment loan discharges. The Department also amends regulations regarding pre-dispute arbitration agreements or class action waivers as a condition of enrollment, and requires institutions to include information regarding the school's internal dispute resolution and arbitration processes as part of in the borrower's entrance counseling. We amend the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations to establish the conditions or events that have or may have an adverse, material effect on an institution's financial condition and which warrant financial protection for the Department, update the definitions of terms used to calculate an institution's composite score to conform with changes in certain accounting standards, and account for leases and long-term debt. Finally, we amend the loan discharge provisions in the Direct Loan Program.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection
Document Number: 2019-20292
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-19
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; Agreements Between an Eligible School and the Secretary To Participate in the Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2019-20224
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-19
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 for the Fiscal Year 2019 Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Program
Document Number: 2019-20113
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Institute of Education Sciences extends, for certain prospective eligible applicants described elsewhere in this notice, the deadline date for transmittal of applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2019 under the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.372A. The Institute takes this action to allow more time for the preparation and submission of applications by prospective eligible applicants affected by Hurricane Dorian. The extension of the application deadline date for this competition is intended to help eligible applicants that are located in an area for which the President has issued an emergency declaration related to Hurricane Dorian in Florida, Puerto Rico, North Carolina, South Carolina, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to compete fairly with other eligible applicants under this competition.
Notice of a Letter Regarding the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies
Document Number: 2019-20067
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Department publishes a letter, dated August 29, 2019, notifying the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (``UNC'') of the Department's review of the Annual Project Reports (``APR'') submitted by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies (CMES) during the most recent and prior award periods, and the 2018 National Resource Center proposal.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Foreign Schools Eligibility Criteria Apply To Participate in Title IV HEA Programs
Document Number: 2019-19950
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Notice Announcing Availability of Funds and Application Deadline; Emergency Assistance to Institutions of Higher Education
Document Number: 2019-19941
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice announcing the availability of funds and the application deadline for new grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs) under the Emergency Assistance to Institutions of Higher Education (2019 EAI) Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.938T, under title VIII of the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019 (hereafter referred to as the Disaster Supplemental), for education-related disaster recovery activities related to disasters in 2018 and 2019 for which a major disaster or emergency has been declared by the President. Refer to the Purposes of Program section for more information on specific disasters that are covered by this program funding. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1840-0839.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2019-19891
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-13
Agency: Department of Education
This document provides notice of the re-establishment of a matching program between the Department of Education (Department or ED) and the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). ED seeks access to the information contained in the DHS-USCIS database (referred to as the Verification Information System (VIS)) for the purpose of verifying the immigration status of applicants for assistance for title IV federal student aid.