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For Immediate Release From OSERS!


AGENCY:
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Department of Education (ED).'

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change of a currently approved collection.

DATES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 16, 2020.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments and recommendations for proposed information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection request by selecting “Department of Education” under “Currently Under Review,” then check “Only Show ICR for Public Comment” checkbox.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Amy Bae, 202-245-8372.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.

Title of Collection: Report of Children Receiving Early Intervention Services in
Accordance With Part C; Report of Program Settings in Accordance with Part C; Report on Infants and Toddlers Exiting Part C.

OMB Control Number: 1820-0557.

Type of Review: Extension without change.

Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 56.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 5,311.

Abstract: Section 618 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Public Law 108-446, directs the Secretary of Education to obtain data on the number and percentage of infants and toddlers with disabilities, by race, ethnicity, and gender, who are receiving early intervention services, the number and percentage of infants and toddlers, by race and ethnicity, who are at risk of having substantial developmental delays (as described in Section 632), and who are receiving early intervention services under Part C, and the number and percentage of children with disabilities, by race, ethnicity, and gender, who, from birth through age 2, stopped receiving early intervention services because of program completion or for other reasons. The specific legislative authority for these data collections may be found in Section 618(a)(1)(B), Section 618(a)(1)(C), Section 618(a)(2) and Section 618(a)(3). This package provides instructions and forms necessary for States to report the number of children receiving early intervention services under Part C of IDEA, the settings in which these children are provided services, and the reasons by which these children exit Part C of IDEA. The form satisfies

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reporting requirements and is used by OSEP to monitor State agencies and for Congressional and public reporting. No adjustments were made to this data collection therefore we anticipate no change in the response burden associated with this data collection. The Department of Education is interested in public comment addressing the COVID crisis. Specially, are there any considerations to these data collections due to the national emergency caused by the novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.

Dated: September 10, 2020.

Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development.

[FR Doc. 2020-20348 Filed 9-15-20; 8:45 am]

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VISIT: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/16/2020-20348/agency-information-collection-activities-submission-to-the-office-of-management-and-budget-for and https://twitter.com/hashtag/VR100Years


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VOICES FROM THE FIELD: Interview with Kirsten Bilderaya

A Preschool Teacher’s Perspective on the New School Year


ED: How did you begin your career in early childhood?
I began as a classified Early Childhood Education (ECE) Group Leader in an inclusive ECE classroom. Students in the ECE program included those who had individualized education programs (IEP)s, or who had high developmental risk factors, such as adverse childhood experiences, poverty, family separation, or English as a second language. After the fall semester, I decided this was the career I wanted to pursue and started the Master’s program in Early Childhood Education at the University of Colorado Denver. When I completed the program, I became a licensed early childhood special educator.
ED: How did you prepare to start this new school year?
In May 2020, our district surveyed families asking about their remote experience, what worked for them, and what did not. The responses received were shared with the general education teachers, specialists, and administration. As a team, we discussed what adjustments we needed to make. Personally, I prepared throughout the summer by researching ECE curriculums and programs with online components and determined which online learning programs I wanted to subscribe to for the year. I was particularly interested in online resources where I could assign specific assignments to specific students, track progress, and gather data. Once the district announced the Learning Plan it had developed through Sept 25th, I also participated in a district task force whose focus was problem-solving how to implement a hybrid model in ECE. Our ECE Special Education Coordinator set up zoom meetings with specialists to answer questions, address district guidance and directives, and worked with specialists on how students’ IEPs would be met in both in-person and remote learning. As a program, we also held discussions with ECE administration regarding space for a pull-out intervention model, safety and cleaning protocols, and personal protective equipment (PPE). https://sites.ed.gov/osers/2020/09/voices-from-the-field-interview-with-kirsten-bilderaya/


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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Report of Dispute Resolution Under Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act


AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), ED.

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.

DATES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 13, 2020.


ADDRESSES:

Written comments and recommendations for proposed information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection request by selecting “Department of Education” under “Currently Under Review,” then check “Only Show ICR for Public Comment” checkbox.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Amy Bae, 202-245-8272.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.

Title of Collection: Report of Dispute Resolution Under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

OMB Control Number: 1820-0678.

Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 56.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,240.

Abstract: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA; Pub. L. 108-446) directs the Secretary of Education to obtain data on the dispute resolution process described in Section 615 of the law. This package provides instructions and form necessary for States to report the number of written, signed complaints; mediation requests; and hearing requests and the status of these actions initiated during the reporting year with regards to children served under Part C of IDEA. The form satisfies reporting requirements and is used by OSEP to monitor SEAs and for Congressional and public reporting. No adjustments were made to this data collection therefore we anticipate no change in the response burden associated with this data collection. The Department of Education is interested in public comment addressing the COVID crisis. Specially, are there any considerations to these data collections due to the national emergency caused by the novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/10/2020-20008/agency-information-collection-activities-submission-to-the-office-of-management-and-budget-for

Dated: September 4, 2020.

Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development.

[FR Doc. 2020-20008 Filed 9-9-20; 8:45 am]

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