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Web-Based Education Commission; Press Conference

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Office of Postsecondary Education, Education.


This notice announces the press conference of the Web-based Education Commission. Notice of this press conference is in accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public of its opportunity to attend the press conference.


The press conference will be held on December 14, 2000 at 9:30 a.m. It will be held at the National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW. in Washington, DC in the Hollerman Lounge.

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David Byer, Executive Director, Web-based Education Commission, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006-8533. Telephone: (202) 219-7045. Fax: (202) 502-7675. Email:

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The Web-based Education Commission is authorized by Title VIII, Part J of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, as amended by the Fiscal 2000 Appropriations Act for the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies. The Commission is required to conduct a thorough study to assess the critical pedagogical and policy issues affecting the creation and use of web-based and other technology-mediated content and learning strategies to transform and improve teaching and achievement at the K-12 and postsecondary education levels. The Commission must issue a final report to the President and the Congress, not later than 12 months after the first meeting of the Commission, which occurred November 16-17, 1999. The final report will contain a detailed statement of the Commission's findings and conclusions, as well as recommendations.

The December 14 press conference is to announce the release of the Commission's final report, The Power of the Internet: Moving from Promise to Practice.

The press conference is open to the public. Records are kept of all Commission proceedings and are available for public inspection at the office of the Web-based Education Commission, Room 6131, 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006-8533, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Assistance To Individuals With Disabilities

The press conference site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Individuals who will need an auxiliary aid or service (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or materials in alternative format) should contact the person listed in this notice before the scheduled date of the press conference. We will attempt to meet all requests, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation.

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Dated: December 5, 2000.

A. Lee Fritschler,

Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.

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[FR Doc. 00-31395 Filed 12-8-00; 8:45 am]