On June 18, the D.C.'s Office of the State Superintendent issued proposed rules prescribing certification standards for private special education schools serving disabled students with funding from the city. The public comment period began on June 18th and ends on July 17th. Those rules can be viewed here: http://www.dcregs.dc.gov/Gateway/NoticeHome.aspx?NoticeID=296643
To submit comments in writing on this rule send them to Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 810 First Street, N.E., 9th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20002, Attn: Jessica Morffi, Title 5, Chapter A-28; or Osse.firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments must be received by OSSE not later than thirty (30) days after publication of this notice in the D.C. Register. Copies of this rulemaking may be obtained from the OSSE website at osse.dc.gov or at the above referenced location.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Last week, The Washington Teachers Union ratified a new contract which now has to go before the D.C. Council, where it is expected to be approved overwhelmingly. The contract provides for a new performance evaluation system and according to some estimates, some instructors could receive as much as $140,000 per year under the new agreement.