[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 91 (Friday, May 11, 2007)]
[Page 26808]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-9142]



National Board for Education Sciences

AGENCY: Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting.


SUMMARY: 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. This notice is being posted in the Federal Register less 
than 15 days prior to the Board's meeting due to challenges in 
coordinating Board member schedules to attend the meeting.

DATES: May 23 and 24, 2007.
    Times: May 23, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; May 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Grace Lucier, Designated Federal 
Official, National Board for Education Sciences, 555 New Jersey Ave., 
NW., Room 602 I, Washington, DC 20208; phone: (202) 219-2253; fax: 
(202) 219-1466; e-mail: Mary.Grace.Lucier@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.

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 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 May 23 the Board will receive a briefing from the Director of 
IES and staff on its activities and progress reports on projects 
underway since January 2007.
    On May 24 the Board will discuss issues related to the 
reauthorization of the Education Sciences Reform Act and its pending 
contract to evaluate the effectiveness of the IES in carrying out its 
priorities and mission. The Board will also review the structure of its 
internal committees and discuss the appointment of an executive 
director. A final agenda will be available from Mary Grace Lucier (see 
contact information above) on May 16. 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 Mary Grace Lucier no later than May 
16. 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.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document as 
well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
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    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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Grover J. Whitehurst,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. E7-9142 Filed 5-10-07; 8:45 am]