A fond welcome and thank you to Van Davis, Foghlam Consulting, for his analysis of what will be discussed in the U.S. Department of Education’s rulemaking process, which begins today. As you will see, there sure is a lot on their plate! With WCET’s Russ Poulin on one of the subcommittee’s, we will be coming back to you with a request for your input on some of the proposals.
Enjoy the read today and stay tuned for more on this topic in the upcoming weeks!
— Lindsey Downs, WCET
On January 6th, WCET published Principles for Addressing Educational Innovations in the U.S. Department of Education’s 2019 Negotiated Rulemaking Process: A Working Document. This document outlined four areas of concern and five guiding principles that WCET in collaboration with other organizations believe the Department of Education and its negotiators should keep at the forefront of this spring’s negotiated rulemaking (negreg, for short) process. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, take a look. In that document, WCET suggests that the overarching goal of negreg should be protecting students, combating fraud, and fostering innovation. Based on that large goal, WCET urged the Department to focus on five key areas: