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Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.


Notice of an open meeting.


This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the National Board 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 the meeting.


September 29, 2010.

Time: 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. The meeting will be in recess between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.


80 F Street, NW., Room 100, Washington, DC 20208.

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Norma Garza, Executive Director, National Board for Education Sciences, 555 New Jersey Ave., NW., Room 602K, Washington, DC 20208; phone: (202) 219-2195; fax: (202) 219-1466; e-mail:

Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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 September 20. 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.

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The National Board for Education Sciences is authorized by Section 116 of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA). 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. At this time, the Board consists of ten of fifteen appointed members due to the expirations of the terms of former members. The Board shall meet and can carry out official business because the ESRA states that a majority of the voting members serving at the time of a meeting constitutes a quorum.

On September 29 starting at 8:15 a.m. the Board will approve the agenda and hear remarks from the Chair and the Executive Director. From 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., IES Director John Easton will propose priorities for the Institute, followed by a Board discussion until 10 a.m. After a break ending at 10:15 a.m., the Board will hear reports from ex-officio members who represent other agencies. Presentations will follow on the What Works Clearinghouse from 11 a.m. to noon, and on the Evaluation of Charter School Impacts from noon to 1 p.m. The meeting will be in recess from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. to allow members to participate in a swearing-in ceremony in the office of the Secretary of Education. The ceremony will not be open to the public. The meeting will reconvene at 3:15 p.m. in the IES Board Room for presentations and updates from the IES Commissioners and staff. The meeting will adjourn at 5 p.m.

A final agenda will be available from Norma Garza (see contact information above) on September 20 and will be posted on the Board Web site​director/​board/​agendas/​index.asp.

Records are kept of all Committee proceedings and are available for public inspection at 555 New Jersey Ave., NW., Room 602K, Washington, DC 20208, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.

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Dated: August 24, 2010.

John Q. Easton,

Director, Institute of Education Sciences.

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[FR Doc. 2010-21602 Filed 8-30-10; 8:45 am]