[Federal Register: April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70)]
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Part IV

Department of Education
National Awards Program for Effective Teacher Preparation; Inviting 
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 2000 and Eligibility and 
Selection Criteria; Notices

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National Awards Program for Effective Teacher Preparation; Notice 
Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000

    Purpose of Program: The National Awards Program for Effective 
Teacher Preparation recognizes entities with effective preparation 
programs for elementary school teachers or secondary school mathematics 
teachers that lead to improved student learning. The FY 2000 
competition, the first competition under this new awards program, 
focuses on entities that meet the eligibility and selection criteria 
for this program, as published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal 
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education and other 
entities in the States (including the District of Columbia, Puerto 
Rico, and the outlying areas) that prepare elementary teachers, or 
middle or high school mathematics teachers, for initial certification, 
including alternative certification.
    Applications Available: April 7, 2000.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 3, 2000.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 1, 2000.
    Funds Available: None, although the Department intends to pay the 
cost of having successful applicants attend a national ceremony at 
which the awardees will be publicly honored and recognized. The 
Department also intends to pay some of the costs associated with having 
successful applicants make presentations on their teacher preparation 
programs at regional or national conferences.
    Estimated Number of Awards: Up to 5.

    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this 

    Page Limit: Applicants are to address the selection criteria that 
apply to this competition in the application narrative of the 
application. The application narrative must be limited to the 
equivalent of no more than 30 pages, plus a one-page abstract, using 
the following standards:
    * A page is 8.5" x 11", one-sided only, with 1" margins at 
the top, bottom, and both sides.
    * Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) 
all text in the application narrative, including titles, headings, 
footnotes, quotations, references, and captions, as well as all text in 
charts, tables, figures, and graphs.
    * Use a font that is either 12-point or larger.
    Our reviewers will not read any pages of your application that--
    * Exceed the page limit if you apply these standards; or
    * Exceed the equivalent of the page limit if you apply other 
    Eligibility, Application, and Selection Criteria: The eligibility, 
application, and selection criteria, and selection procedures, in the 
notice of eligibility and selection criteria for this program, as 
published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, apply to 
this competition.
    For Applications and Further Information Contact: Sharon Horn, 
Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of 
Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW., room 506E, Washington, DC 20208-
5644. Telephone: (202) 219-2203 or FAX to (202) 219-2198. Inquiries 
also may be sent by e-mail to: sharon_horn@ed.gov
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    Dated: April 6, 2000.
C. Kent McGuire,
Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
[FR Doc. 00-8934 Filed 4-6-00; 1:51 pm]