Secretary Arne Duncan issued a letter today on changes he is proposing in Title I regulations issued in October 2008. He notes in the letter, which is addressed to chief state school officers, that he has “heard various comments on these regulations from a number of interested parties” and that he has “carefully reviewed each of the…regulations with these comments in mind.” He says,
“On the whole, these regulations support the educational goals for which I will advocate as Secretary: greater transparency, particularly for parents; flexibility in return for accountability; improved assessment and data systems to better track the growth of students and improve instruction; and increased focus on high school graduation. I have decided to propose changes in a few of the regulations, while leaving the majority of these regulations in effect.”
For a summary and explanation of the changes he is proposing, please see the letter.