If you plan to comment on the proposed federal regulations to judge teachers’ colleges and education programs by the test scores of the students of their graduates, you cannot do so by email. You may comment on the “Federal eRulemaking Portal” or send mail. You may not comment by fax or email (except by entering the Federal eRulemaking Portal). Got that?


Here is the necessary information, sent by a reader:


Please note that the instructions for submitting comments are only partially correct — comments cannot be submitted via email. Submit them online at https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/12/03/2014-28218/teacher-preparation-issues (there’s a green button in the right-hand column that says “SUBMIT A FORMAL COMMENT”).


As per the posting in the Federal Register, https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/12/03/2014-28218/teacher-preparation-issues#addresses:


Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. We will not accept comments by fax or by email. To ensure that we do not receive duplicate copies, please submit your comments only one time. In addition, please include the Docket ID at the top of your comments.
· Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov to submit your comments electronically. Information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing agency documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket, is available on the site under “Are you new to the site?” Show citation box
· Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: If you mail or deliver your comments about these proposed regulations, address them to Sophia McArdle, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 8017, Washington, DC 20006.