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Comments Policy

The purpose of these pages is to facilitate an ongoing dialogue on education issues. We encourage your comments; your ideas and concerns are important to ensure that a broad range of educators are active and informed participants in the discussion. NBRS reserves the right to modify this policy at any time and NBRS expressly reserves the right not to post comments on these pages.

Comments on these pages are reviewed before they are posted. NBRS retains the right to post or not post comments. In addition, we expect that participants will treat each other, as well as our agency and our employees, with respect. We will not post comments that:

  • contain vulgar or abusive language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific ethnic or racial groups
  • promote services or products (non-commercial links that are relevant to the blog post or comment are acceptable)
  • are clearly “off topic,” or “spam”
  • make unsupported accusations
  • reference federal employees by name.

We don’t edit comments to remove objectionable content, so please ensure that your comment contains none of the above.

We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as soon as reasonably possible; in the majority of cases, this means the next business day.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, Social Security number, addresses, or phone numbers in the body of your comment. If you do voluntarily include your name in a comment, which we generally do not recommend, that comment may or may not be posted on these pages. If your comment is posted, your name may be redacted or removed. In no circumstances will comments be posted that contain Social Security numbers, addresses, email address, phone numbers, or similar personally identifiable information.

Questions you post for the Department of Education will not be answered here. If you have a question for us, please contact us via our online contact form If you are a reporter please contact us via our online contact form


We do not collect any personally identifying information. Please see our privacy policies page located at:

Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Endorsement

The views expressed in NBRS website do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Education or any other office in the federal government.

The NBRS website blog includes useful hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations and individuals’ blogs. We provide these links and pointers solely for our users’ information and convenience.

When you select a link to an outside website, you are leaving NBRS website and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.
NBRS website does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website.
NBRS website does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites, and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.
NBRS website cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website. Those who provide comments are responsible for the copyright of the text they provide. Contact the website manager to clarify who owns the rights to any materials before copying.

What This Blog Is Not

This is a place for collecting suggestions and new ideas, not a substitute channel for NBRS services or general questions. Contact us via our online contact form to get help from NBRS.

Don’t send in questions or status inquiries about any specific matters or complaints involving ED. Instead, contact us via our online contact form at

Don’t submit unsolicited proposals, or other business ideas or inquiries to this blog. This site is not to be used for contracting or commercial business.

These pages may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy.

NBRS does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by individuals on these pages is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. NBRS may not be able to verify, does not warrant or guarantee, and assumes no liability for anything posted on this website by any other person. NBRS does not endorse, support or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity or the information, products or services contained on those Web sites that may be reached through links on our Web site.

Opinions in comments that appear in this blog belong to the individuals who expressed them. They do not belong to or represent views of the NBRS program or the U.S. Department of Education.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools (NBRS) comments policy has been adapted from the Department of Education comments policy located here:
This document was last updated on January 31, 2018