[Federal Register: August 11, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 154)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection requests.

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SUMMARY: The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance 
Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of 
Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection 
requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: ED has requested emergency review of this information collection 
by OMB, as authorized under 44 U.S.C. 3507(j), because the use of 
normal clearance procedures is reasonably likely to prevent or disrupt 
the collection of information on a timely basis. Persons who wish to 
comment regarding the emergency approval must submit their comments to 
OMB by August 20, 2010. If OMB approves this emergency information 
collection request, the collection will be approved for a period not to 
exceed 180 days.
    At the same time, ED requests comments for a full, three-year 
approval of this information collection request (ICR). Persons are 
invited to submit comments to ED on or before October 12, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency approval of this 
ICR should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, Office of Management and 
Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, DC 20503, be faxed to (202) 395-5806 or e-mailed 
to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov with a cc: to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 
Comments regarding the full approval of this ICR for a three-year 
period should be e-mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) requires that the Director of OMB 
provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity 
to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) may amend or waive the requirement for public 
consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval 
process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate 
State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency's 
ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Acting Director, 
Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information 
Management Services, Office of Management, publishes this notice 
containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of 
ED's review of the information collection. Each proposed information 
collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of 
review requested (e.g., new, revision, extension, existing or 
reinstatement); (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) 
Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) 
Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or 
Recordkeeping burden. ED invites public comment. ED is especially 
interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is 
this collection necessary to the proper functions of ED; (2) will this 
information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the 
estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might ED enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how 
might ED minimize the burden of this collection on respondents, 
including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: August 5, 2010.
James Hyler,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Innovation and Improvement

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: TEACH.gov Job Listing Collection and Publication.
    OMB #: 1855-NEW.
    Agency Form #: N/A.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Government, State Educational 
Agencies (SEAs) or Local Education Agencies (LEAs).
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 60,000.
     Burden Hours: 4,500.
    Abstract: TEACH.gov will be a Web site clearinghouse for 
information necessary to become a PK-12 teacher, including, but not 
limited to: career preparation information, financial aid packages, 
certification resources, job listings and state/district profiles. 
TEACH.gov will also provide inspirational material to help promote and 
raise the perception of the teaching profession.
    This Information Collection Request (ICR) represents the job 
listing section of TEACH.gov. TEACH.gov does not aim to become a ``job 
bank.'' TEACH.gov will offer a section on the web site that displays an 
aggregate of existing teacher jobs throughout the United States. 
TEACH.gov will display a limited amount of job listing information on 
its Web site and the viewer will click through the source Web site link 
to view the full job description and application instructions.
    The publishers of a job listing may be: a commercial or non-profit 
job listing service, a state educational agency (State Department of 
Education), a local educational agency (school district) or a school 
not operating within a school district. For the launch of TEACH.gov, 
the Web site will collect and publish teacher jobs for Pre-Kindergarten 
through Grade 12.
    Additional Information: ED seeks emergency approval for a fully-

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functional web based application that would link prospective teachers 
to opportunities for preparation, licensure, and employment. The job-
posting feature phase of this web site must be fully functional by next 
month, September 2010, so the Administration can provide an effective 
resource for prospective and current teachers who are interested in 
teaching opportunities throughout the United States. In order to meet 
this need, ED must be able to collect limited information before the 
expiration of the time period established under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995.
    The FY 2009 appropriation for the School Improvement Program, 
authorizes the Secretary to establish a national initiative, such as 
the TEACH campaign, to improve the recruitment, training, mentoring, 
retention, and placement of teachers and principals in order to improve 
educational outcomes. Only 7 percent of teachers are African American 
and 7 percent of teachers are Latino. The Nation also faces a major 
shortage of individuals who teach science, technology, engineering, and 
math (STEM). TEACH.gov is an essential component of the Secretary's 
effort to increase interest in and access to the teaching profession, 
particularly among minority individuals, and particularly in teaching 
science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). TEACH.gov will be a 
virtual ``one stop shopping center'' for aspiring teachers to learn 
about ways to find a career in teaching that is personally best for 
them.
    The TEACH campaign, which includes TEACH.gov, is a high priority of 
the Secretary and has the full and enthusiastic support of the 
President. Indeed, the Secretary is committed to delivering a full 
functioning Web site for the start of this coming school year and is 
scheduled to unveil TEACH.gov to the public next month with 
endorsements by the President and a variety of celebrities.
    The Secretary plans to enter into partnerships with several 
organizations that support increasing interest in, and access to, the 
teaching profession, particularly among minority individuals and 
particularly for teaching STEM subjects. These organizations will work 
with the Department to direct aspiring minority and STEM teacher 
candidates to TEACH.gov to seek information about career opportunities 
as a teacher.
    We ask for emergency approval because both the President and the 
Secretary believe that it is imperative that we increase interest in, 
and access to, the teaching profession, particularly for minority 
individuals and individuals who are interested in teaching STEM 
subjects. The Secretary believes that TEACH.gov will be very effective 
at achieving this objective, and no other Web site currently exists 
that is as comprehensive as TEACH.gov. We must launch TEACH.gov as soon 
as possible to meet the needs of schools and school districts in the 
coming academic year. Without approval of the Secretary's emergency 
request, we will be prohibited from collecting and providing essential 
information to aspiring teachers in a timely manner. Failure to launch 
TEACH.gov for this coming academic year would significantly reduce the 
effectiveness of the Administration's effort to increase the number of 
minority teachers and teachers of STEM subjects.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 4372. When 
you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to the Internet address ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-401-
0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection 
when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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