Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.
Notice of an open meeting.
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming open meeting of the National Start Printed Page 78757Board for Education Sciences. The notice also describes the functions of the Committee. 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.
January 13 and 14, 2009.
Time: January 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; January 14, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
80 F Street, NW., Room 100, Washington, DC 20208.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Norma Garza, Executive Director, National Board for Education Sciences, 555 New Jersey Ave., NW., Room 627H, Washington, DC, 20208; phone: (202) 219-2195; fax: (202) 219-1466; e-mail: Norma.Garza@ed.gov.
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The National Board for Education Sciences is authorized by Section 116 of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. The Board advises the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) on the establishment of activities to be supported by the Institute, on the funding for applications for grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements for research after the completion of peer review, and reviews and evaluates the work of the Institute.
On January 13 the Board will receive a briefing from the Acting Director and IES Commissioners and staff on its activities and progress reports on projects underway since September 2008. These presentations will begin at 10:15 a.m. and continue until 12:15 p.m.
From 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. the Board will have presentations (TBA) on recently released IES studies, two sessions for 1.5 hours each with a 15-minute break.
On January 14, the Board will review the prior day's activities and current agenda from 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., followed by a presentation and discussion from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on the What Works Clearinghouse. From 10:30 a.m. to noon, the Board will discuss its plans and agenda for the future. From noon to 12:30 p.m. summary views and next steps will be discussed. The meeting will adjourn at 12:30 p.m.
A final agenda will be available from Norma Garza (see contact information above) on January 6. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistance listening devices, or materials in alternative format) should notify Norma Garza no later than January 6. We will attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date but cannot guarantee their availability. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Records are kept of all Committee proceedings and are available for public inspection at 555 New Jersey Ave., NW., Room 627 H, Washington, DC 20208, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.
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Acting Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. E8-30459 Filed 12-22-08; 8:45 am]
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