National Mathematics Advisory Panel, U.S. Department of Education.
Notice of open meeting and public hearing.
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting, including a public hearing, with members of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel. The notice also describes the functions of the Panel. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend.
Friday, April 20, 2007.
Time: 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), 1500 W. Sullivan Road, Aurora, Illinois 60506-1067.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Tyrrell Flawn, Executive Director, National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 260-8354.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Panel was established by Executive Order 13398. The purpose of this Panel is to foster greater knowledge of and improved performance in mathematics among American students, in order to keep America competitive, support American talent and creativity, encourage innovation throughout the American economy, and help State, local, territorial, and tribal governments give the nation's children and youth the education they need to succeed.
The meeting will be hosted by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory specializing in high-energy particle physics, and Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), an educational institution created by the state of Illinois to develop talent and leadership in mathematics, science and technology. The meeting begins at 8:45 a.m. with introductory remarks by Dr. Larry Faulkner, Chair of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, and Dr. Janice Krouse, Curriculum & Assessment Leader and Math Faculty Member, IMSA. The Panel will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. to receive public comment on the Executive Order and the Panel's work. Following the public comment session, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., the four task groups—Conceptual Knowledge and Skills, Learning Processes, Instructional Practices and Teachers—will present progress reports on their work to date. Individuals interested in attending the meeting are advised to register in advance to ensure space availability. Please contact Jennifer Graban at (202) 260-1491 or by e-mail at Jennifer.Graban@ed.gov by Thursday, April 12, 2007.
If you are interested in giving testimony during the public session on April 20, please contact Jennifer Graban at (202) 260-1491 or Jennifer.Graban@ed.gov by Thursday, April 12, 2007 to reserve time on the agenda. Presenters are encouraged to address one or more of the topics covered in the Executive Order. (Please refer to the Web site at http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/mathpanel/index.html for more information on the elements of the Executive Order.) Please include your name, the organization you represent, and a brief description of the issue you would like to present. Presenters will be allowed three to five minutes to make their comments. Presenters are requested to submit three written copies and an electronic file (CD or diskette) of their comments at the meeting, which should be labeled with their name and contact information. Individuals solely interested in attending the meeting are advised to register in advance to ensure space availability.
Given the expected number of individuals interested in providing comments at the meeting, reservations for presenting comments should be made as soon as possible. Reservations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Persons who are unable to obtain reservations to speak during the meeting are encouraged to submit written comments. Written comments will be accepted at the meeting site or via e-mail at NationalMathPanel@ed.gov. If you will be e-mailing written comments, please do so by Thursday, April 12, 2007.
The Panel has submitted its Preliminary Report to the President, through the U.S. Secretary of Education. The Preliminary Report is available at http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/mathpanel/index.html. The final report will be submitted not later than February 28, 2008 and will, at a minimum, contain recommendations on improving mathematics education based on the best available scientific evidence.
The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Individuals who will need accommodations in order to attend the meeting such as interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or materials in alternative format, should notify Jennifer Graban at (202) 260-1491 or Jennifer.Graban@ed.gov no later than Thursday, April 12, 2007. We will attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date, but cannot guarantee their availability.
Records are kept of all Panel proceedings and are available for public inspection at the staff office for the Panel, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Start Signature
Dated: March 27, 2007.
Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
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