[Federal Register: April 6, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 67)]
[Page 18075-18076]
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[CFDA No. 84.336]

Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants Program

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION:  Notice of pre-application technical assistance workshops.


SUMMARY: The Department of Education has scheduled four regional 
technical assistance workshops between April 13, 2000 and April 25, 
2000, to help prospective applicants better understand the Department's 
approach to implementing the competitive grant process to be held in 
Spring 2000 under the Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants Program, 
authorized by Title II, sections 202-204 of the Higher Education Act of 
1965, as amended (HEA). During 2000, the Department will be making 
awards under the State Grant and Partnership Grant components of the 
Program. For further information on these competitions, please refer to 
the U.S. Department of Education, Teacher Quality website at: http://

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At these workshops, the public will learn 
more about the purposes and requirements of this program, how to apply 
for funds, program eligibility requirements, and considerations that 
might help them to improve the quality of their grant applications. 
Department of Education staff with expertise on these and other issues 
related to the Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants Program will be 
available to answer any questions on these topics.

Dates, Times, and Locations

    The dates, times, and locations of the technical assistance 
workshops are as follows:
    1. April 13, 2000, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Arizona State University, 
Payne Bldg., Room 129, Tempe, Arizona (Registration: 8:30 to 9 a.m.) 
Contact Person: Kathy Langerman, (480) 965-3146 or kllang@asu.edu
    2. April 18, 2000, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Boston College, Lower 
Dining Hall, Heights Room, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, 

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(Registration: 8:30 to 9 a.m.) Contact Person: Pamela Herrup, (617) 
552-0763 or herrup@bc.edu
    3. April 20, 2000, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., University of Wisconsin-
Milwaukee, University Center for Continuing Education (UCCE), 161 W. 
Wisconsin Avenue, Room 7970, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Registration: 8:30 
to 9 a.m.) Contact Person: Linda Post, (414) 229-4884 or lpost@uwm.edu
    4. April 25, 2000, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., University of Miami, 
University Center, Section A, Flamingo Ballroom, 1306 Stanford Drive, 
Coral Gables, Florida (Registration: 8:30 to 9 a.m.) Contact Person: 
Martha Kairuz, (305) 284-5937 or mkairuz@umiami.ir.miami.edu.
    Any interested parties are invited to attend these workshops.

Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities at the Technical 
Assistance Workshops

    The meeting sites are accessible to individuals with disabilities. 
The Department will provide a sign language interpreter at each of the 
scheduled workshops. An individual with a disability who will need an 
auxiliary aid or service other than an interpreter to participate in 
the meeting (e.g., assistive listening device, or materials in 
alternate format) should notify the contact person listed in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section at least two weeks before the 
scheduled workshop date. Although we will attempt to meet a request 
received after this date, the requested auxiliary aid or service may 
not be available because of insufficient time to arrange it.
    There is no pre-registration for these workshops. For additional 
workshop information, you may visit the Teacher Quality website at: 
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/heatqp/index.html or contact the person 
designated as contact for each workshop site listed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Shade, Teacher Quality Program 
Office: Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education; 
1990 K Street NW; Washington, DC 20006. Inquiries may be sent by e-mail 
to Brenda_Shade@ed.gov (please type in the subject line:
    PRE-APPLICATION WORKSHOP) or by fax to: (202) 502-7775. If you use 
a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the 
Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person cited in the preceding 

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    Dated: April 3, 2000.
Claudio R. Prieto,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 00-8522 Filed 4-5-00; 8:45 am]