Monday, June 28, 2010

Comment Period Open for Proposed Regs on Certification of Non Public Special Education Schools

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:

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 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 or at the above referenced location.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Union Ratifies Contract, Which Imposes a New Teacher Evaluation System

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.