We Want to Hear from You: New and Improved Feedback Platform Now Online

The U.S. Department of Education has created a “one stop shop” to make it easier for you to give us feedback.

Our Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review webpage is now online. This resource offers all of the information you will need to submit comments on current and proposed regulations, which could go a long way to help reduce regulatory burdens and generate results that are efficient and easier to understand.

When you visit the page, you will find a link to all Education regulations open for public comment via regulations.gov, a link to all existing Education rules via the electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR), and a link to the easy-to-use form for submitting comments on existing regulations.  All links are conveniently found in the same location as the Department’s plan for retrospective analysis, status reports, and contact information.

ED recognizes the importance of maintaining a consistent culture of retrospective review of regulations. We’re dedicated to streamlining and modifying ineffective and inefficient regulations, while ensuring our rules are concise and minimize burden to the greatest extent possible.

Above all else, we’re committed to implementing regulations that support states, local communities and schools, institutions of higher education, and others in improving education nationwide and in helping to ensure that all Americans receive a quality education.

We continue to seek greater and more useful public participation in our rulemaking activities and welcome your comments, ideas, and suggestions!

Elizabeth McFadden is the Deputy General Counsel for Ethics, Legislative Counsel, and Regulatory Services at the U.S. Department of Education.

4 Comments

  1. This is a wonderful idea. Thanks for setting those.
    I’d like to comment on the photo of the president and the commissioner having their tea while discussing how to insure that all students are taught by highly qualified teachers. While I certainly applaud that work, it pales in comparison with the need to insure that students in impoverished communities have access to housing and safe parenting and a safe neighborhood. My niece is a counselor in the Chicago Pub
    Ic Schools and spends most of her time making sure that her students are safe. The number of 51 forms she fills out would stagger most minds.
    How are teachers able to teach and students able to learn under those conditions. Another niece teaches high school biology in a struggling community, in which one of her students was just arrested for grand theft auto, after stealing a teachers purse and car. I teach in an affluent suburban district in a completely different world. There is a universe of differences between their experiences and mine. No one needs a mediocre teacher under any circumstance, but until we address the violence and poverty, even the most highly qualified teachers will struggle in ways no one should need to.

  2. We need to spend more time in quality education that meets the needs of the abilities of the students. The NCLB that says all students are able to learn everything at the same rate is a joke. Students are crowded together regardless of their ability and teachers ate forced to teach to the slowest learnets while the faster learners sit there bored, restless and become discipline problems.

    End of instruction testing is overrated. It is only a snapshot that can change because of several factors in each childs life. There is no wsy it is an accurate measure of what each child has learned.

  3. Great to have an easy way to comment on the most important educational issues. Gathering input from all will allow for many views and perspectives to be heard.

  4. Thank you for setting up this communication opportunity for feedback! Districts such as ours, with high numbers of poverty and ELLs, are in need of assistance. How can we provide more equitable services that increase opportunities for our students, when the nation has not figured out immigrant reform? Many of our students are undocummented, but deserve equitable opportunities in order for our nation to thrive as a whole.

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