The Education Department, citing weather conditions, has canceled its “technical symposium ” on the proposed college ratings system that was scheduled for Wednesday, according to an email sent to presenters Tuesday morning. Officials have rescheduled the daylong, public meeting for February 20.
The symposium was set to take place at the department’s K Street offices in downtown Washington, D.C., where a winter storm warning was in effect on Tuesday and the National Weather Service forecasted three to seven inches of snow. Federal government offices were also closed Tuesday.
The meeting is expected to feature more than a dozen “technical experts” who will make presentations based on the department’s December request  for information on how it should develop metrics for a ratings system.