August 5, 2005

In this Issue:

1. Technical Assistance on State Data Collection - IDEA General Supervision Enhancement Grant - Notice Inviting Applications

Source: Federal Register: August 4, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 149)

The following OSEP 2005 priority notice was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, August 4, 2005: Notice Inviting Applications for Special Education--Technical Assistance on State Data Collection--IDEA General Supervision Enhancement Grant (84.373X).

Note: The Secretary is inviting applications under two separate funding priorities addressing data collected under Part B and Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended IDEA. Applicants who are eligible for and wish to apply under both priorities must submit separate applications for each priority.

Priority A: Outcome Measures.

  • Focus Area One--Part B Outcome Indicators
  • Focus Area Two--Part C Outcome Indicators
Priority B: Assessment Data: Planning grants for the Development, Enhancement, or Redesign of a Comprehensive System of State Assessments (Including State Alternate Assessments), Standards, and Instructional Supports.

DATES: Applications Available: August 4, 2005.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 3, 2005.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: October 13, 2005.

For complete information go to http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2005-3/080405a.html

2. New GAO Report - Child Care: Additional Information Is Needed on Working Families Receiving Subsidies

Source: Today's GAO Reports - July 29, 2005

The following report from the Government Accountability Offic (GAO) is now available online: Child Care: Additional Information Is Needed on Working Families Receiving Subsidies. GAO-05-667, June 29.
Full Report - http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05667.pdf

3. Web Cast of the 9th Annual Head Start and Child Care Birth To Three Institute

Source: Early Head Start - August 5, 2005

A web cast of the three plenary sessions from the 9th Annual Head Start and Child Care Birth To Three Institute are now available online at http://www.ehsnrc.org/activities/BirthToThreeInstitute.htm:

  • Building a Strong Foundation for Life: How Early Learning Experiences Shape the Lifelong Learner
  • Family Futures: The Impact of Birth to Three Program on Parents
  • Building a Strong Foundation for Early Care and Education Professionals

4. Vaccines and Autism: Institute of Medicine President on NBC's Meet the Press

Source: National Academies Press - August 5, 2005

On Sunday August 7th, Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute Of Medicine, will appear on "Meet the Press" to speak with moderator, Tim Russert, on the subject of vaccines and autism.

"Meet the Press" is regularly seen from 9-10 a.m. ET, except in Washington D.C. and New York City where the broadcast is seen from 10:30-11:30 a.m ET. Please check local listings or the "Meet the Press" Web site ( http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3080248/) for airtimes in your area.