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National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century; Meeting

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AGENCY:

National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century, Department of Education

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century (Commission). This notice also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of this meeting is required under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to attend.

DATE AND TIME:

Monday, May 8, 2000 from 3:30 to approximately 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, May 9 from 8:30 a.m. to adjournment at approximately 4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

Washington Plaza, Franklin Room, 10 Thomas Circle, NW at Massachusetts Avenue and 14th Street, Washington, DC 20005, telephone: (202) 842-1300, (800) 424-1140, fax: (202) 371-9602.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Linda P. Rosen, Executive Director, The National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century, U.S. Department of Education, Room 6W252, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202, telephone: (202) 260-8229, fax: (202) 260-7216.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century was established by the Secretary of Education and is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended; 5 U.S.C.A. Appendix 2). The Commission was established to address the pressing need to significantly raise student achievement in mathematics and science by focusing on the quality of mathematics and science instruction in K-12 classrooms nationwide. The Commission will develop a set of recommendations with a corresponding, multifaceted action strategy to improve the quality of teaching in mathematics and science.

The meeting of the Commission is open to the public. The proposed agenda will focus on the Commission's draft report and potential recommendations. Other topics that may be addressed at the meeting include: (1) Financial incentives for mathematics and science teachers, (2) alternative routes into the profession, and (3) preparation of teachers of mathematics and science. The proposed agenda will include both plenary sessions and presentations.

Space may be limited and you are encouraged to register in advance if you plan to attend. You may register through the Internet at America_Counts@ed.gov or Jamila_Rattler@ed.gov. Please include your name, title, affiliation, complete address (including e-mail, if available), telephone and fax numbers. If you are unable to register through the Internet, you may fax your registration information to The National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century at (202) 260-7216 or mail to The National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century, U.S. Department of Education, Room 6W252, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202. Any individual who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Jamila Rattler at (202) 260-8229 by no later than April 27, 2000. We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Records will be kept of all Commission proceedings, and will be available for public inspection at The National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 6W252 from the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, except Federal holidays.

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Frank S. Holleman, III,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 00-9701 Filed 4-18-00; 8:45 am]

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