NASET News Alert

U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Public Meetings to Discuss New Regulations for No Child Left Behind

May 05, 2008

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings recently announced in the Federal Register a series of upcoming public meetings being held around the country to discuss the proposed changes to regulations for No Child Left Behind. The meetings will seek comments from the public on the proposed regulations at the following dates, times and locations:

  • Wednesday, May 14, 2008
    Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel
    40 Dalton Street
    Boston, Mass. 02115
    Time: 9 a.m. - noon and 2 - 5 p.m. EDT
    Meeting Room: Fenway Room
  • Thursday, May 15, 2008
    Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody Campus
    2101 Womack Road
    Dunwoody, Ga. 30338
    Time: 9 a.m. - noon and 2 - 5 p.m. EDT
    Meeting Room: Auditorium, C1100, North Campus
  • Monday, May 19, 2008
    Sheraton Kansas City Sports Complex Hotel
    9103 East 39th Street
    Kansas City, MO. 64133
    Time: 9 a.m. - noon and 2 - 5 p.m. EDT
    Meeting Room: Royal Ballroom
  • Thursday, May 22, 2008
    W Hotel
    1112 4th Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98101
    Time: 9 a.m. - noon and 2 - 5 p.m. EDT
    Meeting Room: Great Room 1

According to the U.S. Department of Education, "the purpose of these proposed regulations is to build on the advancements states have made in accountability and assessment systems under No Child Left Behind in the past six years, while incorporating key feedback from the field into a more clear vision of what it takes to educate each and every student. Issuing regulations that strengthen Title I implementation will help bring about higher-quality assessments and stronger accountability for results, as well as provide parents with the information they need to make informed decisions about public school choice and Supplemental Educational Services." A copy of the proposed regulations (NPRM) is available at http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/reg/proposal/index.html.

The Department is accepting public comments on the NPRM through June 23, 2008. Comments must be submitted in writing to the Department in accordance with the instructions in the NPRM. We look forward to receiving your comments on these proposed regulations to ensure that they accomplish our intended objectives.

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.

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