We invite interested educators and NWP teacher leaders to comment on any of the proposed priorities that spark your interest and may benefit from your knowledge, experience, or viewpoint. Open comment periods are a great mechanism for citizen advocacy and allow the U.S. Department of Education to take into account public support and/or concern before implementing regulations.
Interested followers of federal education policy will certainly see familiar themes in the proposed priorities, including expanding school choice, promoting effective instruction in classrooms and schools, and the use of evidence-based requirements for various grant opportunities. Of note for the NWP network, priority number seven is “Promoting Literacy” and includes a stated interest in funding approaches to reading and writing that are backed by evidence.
The comment period is open until November 12. You can add your own comment and read submitted comments through this portal.
And, here are a few articles in the education press over the last week covering the priorities and the public comment window:
- EdSurge: “K-12 Policy Updates: Mandatory Fall Reading for Every Education Entrepreneur”
- EdWeek Politics K-12 Blog: “DeVos Wants to Steer Grant Money to School Choice, STEM, and More”