[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 110 (Thursday, June 7, 2012)]
[Pages 33732-33733]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13884]



National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting

AGENCY: ED, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of 

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 the meeting.

DATES: June 20, 2012. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: 80 F Street NW., Room 100, Washington, DC 20001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monica Herk, Executive Director, 
National Board for Education Sciences, 555 New Jersey Ave. NW., Room 
602 K, Washington, DC, 20208; phone:(202) 208-3491; fax: (202) 219-
1466; email: Monica.Herk@ed.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Board for Education Sciences is 
authorized by Section 116 of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 
(ESRA), 20 U.S.C 9516. The Board advises the Director of the Institute 
of Education Sciences (IES) on, among other things, 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 June 20, 2012, starting at 8:30 a.m., the Board will approve the 
agenda and hear remarks from the chair. John Easton, IES Director, and 
the Commissioners of the national centers will give an overview of 
recent developments at IES.
    From 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Board members will discuss the topic, 
``Communicating Research Effectively to Diverse Audiences''. Rebecca 
Maynard, Commissioner of the National Center on Education Evaluation 
and Regional Assistance, will provide an update on the What Works 
Clearinghouse Web site, followed by a presentation by John Hutchins, 
Communications Director at MDRC, about MDRC's approach to communicating 
research findings. A break will take place from 10:45 to 11:00 a.m.
    From 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., the Board will consider the topic, 
``Recent Research on Instructional Quality''. Following opening 
presentations by Douglas Staiger of Dartmouth University and by Helen 
Ladd of Duke University, Board members will engage in roundtable 
discussion of the issues raised. The meeting will break for lunch from 
12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
    At 12:45 p.m. Board members will travel to 400 Maryland Avenue SW. 
in Washington, DC in order for four recently appointed Board members--

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David Chard, Adam Gamoran, Judith Singer, and Hirokazu Yoshikawa--to be 
sworn in by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at 1:30 p.m.
    Following its return from the swearing-in ceremony, the Board 
meeting will resume from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. to discuss the topic, 
``IES's Peer Review Process: Review Panel Criteria, Recruitment, and 
Training''. After opening remarks by Anne Ricciuti, IES's Deputy 
Director for Science, the Board will engage in roundtable discussion of 
the topic. An afternoon break will occur from 3:30 to 3:45 p.m.
    From 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., the Board will discuss the recommendations 
of the May 2008 Board regarding reauthorization of the Education 
Sciences Reform Act. The Board will also discuss a draft Scientific 
Integrity Policy proposed for the U.S. Department of Education.
    At 4:45 p.m., there will be closing remarks and a consideration of 
next steps from the IES Director and NBES Chair, with adjournment 
scheduled for 5:00 p.m.
    There will not be an opportunity for public comment. However, 
members of the public are encouraged to submit written comments related 
to NBES to Monica Herk (see contact information above). A final agenda 
is available from Monica Herk (see contact information above) and is 
posted on the Board Web site http://ies.ed.gov/director/board/agendas/index.asp. 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 
Monica Herk no later than June 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 Board proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at 555 New Jersey Ave. NW., Room 602 K, Washington, 
DC 20208, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time 
Monday through Friday.
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    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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John Q. Easton,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. 2012-13884 Filed 6-6-12; 8:45 am]