Thursday, May 01, 2008

Comment on "No Child Left Behind"

I received the following notice on one of the UW School of Education lists today:

The U. S. Department of Education is holding a series of regional meetings to take comments on the proposed rules changes for NCLB that were published recently in the Federal Register. One of the meetings will be in Seattle on May 22.

Click here to read the full meeting notice. An excerpt follows...


Thursday, May 22, 2008
W Hotel, 1112 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Meeting Room: Great Room 1.

Individuals who wish to present comments during a public meeting should register at Special.Events@ed.gov at least one week before the public meeting. Any meeting time that remains after the Web site registrations are processed will be made available on the day of the meeting. Individuals who have not registered on the Web site and who wish to present comments should do so at the on-site registration desk on the day of the meeting. We will process Web-site and on-site registrations on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each individual will be allowed three minutes to present comments. Individuals are requested to submit three written copies and an electronic file (CD or diskette) of their comments at the meeting, which should be labeled with their name and contact information. Transcripts of these meetings, along with any written comments received, will be made a part of the official rulemaking record.

The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Individuals who need accommodations in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative formats) should notify Frances Hopkins at Special.Events@ed.gov or call 202-205-6268 no later than 14 days prior to the meeting the individual will attend. We will attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date, but cannot guarantee their availability.