[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 163 (Wednesday, August 24, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49596-49597]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-16770]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


National Board of Education Sciences; Meeting

AGENCY: National Board for Education Sciences; ED.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences. 
Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the 
general public of their opportunity to attend the meeting. Individuals 
who will need accommodations for disability (i.e., interpreting 
services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) 
should notify Mary Grace Lucier at (202) 219-2253 by August 26. 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.

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DATES: September 6 and 7, 2005.
    Time: September 6, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; September 7, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 
p.m.
    Location: Room 100, 80 F St., NW, Washington, DC 20208-7564.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Grace Lucier, Designated Federal 
Official, National Board for Education Sciences, Washington, DC 20208. 
Tel.: (202) 219-2253; fax: (202) 219-1466; e-mail: 
Mary.Grace.Lucier@ed.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY 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 of applications for grants, contracts, and 
cooperative agreements for research after the completion of peer 
review, and reviews evaluates the work of the Institute. On September 
6, the Board will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. to hear an update on the work 
of IES and a presentation of the proposed research priorities for FY 
2006 by the Director.
    On September 7, at 8:30 a.m. the Board will review the activities 
of the previous day and the present day's agenda. Starting at 8:45 
a.m., the Board will review and discuss public comments on the IES 
research priorities. From 10:30 to noon the Board will consider its 
response to the priorities and take action on them. At 1 p.m. the Board 
will hold a presentation and discussion of a plan to examine the IES 
technical and peer review system, and at 2:15 p.m. the Board will 
conduct a retrospective on Board activities for 2005 and planning for 
2006. Adjournment is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Further meetings of the 
Board are scheduled for January 23 and 24, 2006, and May 8 and 9, 2006.
    Records will be kept of all Board proceedings and will be available 
for public inspection at the office of the National Board for Education 
Sciences, 555 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20208.

    Dated: August 18, 2005.
Grover J. Whitehurst,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. 05-16770 Filed 8-23-05; 8:45 am]
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