[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 128 (Wednesday, July 3, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40129-40130]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16026]



DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket ID ED-2013-OESE-0016]


Request for Information (RFI) to Gather Technical Expertise 
Pertaining to the Identification and Placement of Native American 
Students Who Are English Learners in Language Instruction Educational 
Programs

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department 
of Education.

ACTION: Request for information; notice to reopen the public comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: On March 4, 2013, we published in the Federal Register an RFI 
that established a May 3, 2013, deadline for the submission of written 
comments. We are reopening the public comment period to give interested 
parties additional time to submit written comments.

DATES: Written submissions must be received by the Department on or 
before August 2, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
or via U.S. mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. We will not 
accept comments submitted by fax or by email or those submitted after 
the comment period. To ensure that we do not receive duplicate copies, 
please submit your comments only once. In addition, please include the 
Docket ID and the term ``Identification of English Learner Native 
American Students response'' at the top of your comments.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov to 
submit your comments electronically. Information on using 
Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing agency documents, 
submitting comments, and viewing the docket, is available on the site 
under ``Are you new to the site.''
     U.S. Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: If you 
mail or deliver your comments about this RFI, address them to Supreet 
Anand, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Attention: Native 
American English Learner RFI, U.S. Department of Education, 400 
Maryland Avenue SW., Room 3W106, Washington, DC 20202-6132.
     Privacy Note: The Department's policy is to make all 
comments received from members of the public available for public 
viewing in their entirety on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
www.regulations.gov. Therefore, commenters should be careful to include 
in their comments only information that they wish to make publicly 
available.

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    Submission of Proprietary Information: Given the subject matter, 
some comments may include proprietary information as it relates to 
confidential commercial information. The Freedom of Information Act 
defines ``confidential commercial information'' as information the 
disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to cause substantial 
competitive harm. You may wish to request that we not disclose what you 
regard as confidential commercial information.
    To assist us in making a determination on your request, we 
encourage you to identify any specific information that you consider 
confidential commercial information. Please list the information by 
page and paragraph numbers.
    While this RFI is seeking to gather information related to policies 
and practices, you should still make certain your comments do not 
include disclosures of personally identifiable information from 
students' education records in a manner that violates the Family 
Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Supreet Anand, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 3W106, Washington, DC 20202-
6132 by phone at 202-401-9795.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-
(800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 4, 2013, we published an RFI in the Federal Register (78 
FR 14084) to collect information about practices used by local 
educational agencies (LEAs) receiving Title III of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) funds to accurately identify 
Native American students in grades K-12 as English learners and to 
appropriately place these students in language instruction educational 
programs (LIEPs). The deadline for written submissions during the 
initial comment period was May 3, 2013. We are reopening the comment 
period for written submissions in response to the RFI notice through 
August 2, 2013. We are reopening the comment period to maximize 
opportunities for State educational agencies, LEAs, schools, tribes, 
and other interested entities to identify and share practices for 
accurately identifying Native American students who are English 
learners.
    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the contact person listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
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    Dated: June 28, 2013.
Deborah S. Delisle,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
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