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Currently on hiatus, the DOE's online Q&A is soon to return

I was just checking out the Obama transition team’s new interactive “Open for Questions” feature and that got me thinking: Didn’t the city Department of Education dip its toes into the world of online question-and-answer features earlier this year?

Back in August, Kelly wrote about how the DOE launched a new feature where parents could submit questions online for top DOE officials to answer. Since then, three DOE officials have posted answers to parent-submitted questions about high school admissions, gifted and talented programs, and instructional programs.

But for more than a month, the “Ask About…” page on the DOE Web site has lain dormant. In fact, it still says that Anna Commitante, the head of gifted and talented programs, is accepting questions through Nov. 5.

A DOE spokesman told me that the feature will return as soon as in the next few days to help parents get answers about middle school admissions.

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