[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 180 (Monday, September 17, 2012)]
[Pages 57079-57080]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22861]



National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting

AGENCY: Institute of Education Sciences, Department of Education.

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: October 5, 2012.
    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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)

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208-3491; fax:(202) 219-1466; email: [email protected].

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 October 5, 2012, starting at 8:30 a.m., the Board will approve 
the agenda and hear remarks from the NBES Chair, Bridget Long. John 
Easton, Director of IES, will swear in two newly appointed Board 
members. John Easton and the Commissioners of the national centers will 
then give an overview of recent developments at IES.
    From 9:45 to 10:15 a.m., Board members will follow-up on their 
discussion of the IES peer review process by listening to and 
discussing an update by Anne Ricciuti, IES Deputy Director for Science. 
A break will take place from 10:15 to 10:30 a.m.
    From 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, the Board will consider how to 
increase the supply and demand of information about educational 
research. Following opening presentations by Ruth Neild, Commissioner 
of the National Center for Education Evaluation and by Steve Fleishman, 
Deputy Executive Officer of Education Northwest, Board members will 
engage in roundtable discussion of the issues raised. The meeting will 
break for lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
    The Board meeting will resume from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. for members to 
discuss the topic, ``Design-Based Implementation Research''. After 
opening remarks by Barbara Means, Director of the Center for Technology 
in Learning at SRI International, and Thomas Smith, Director of the 
National Center for Scaling Up Effective Schools, the Board will engage 
in roundtable discussion of the topic.
    From 2:30 to 3:00 p.m., John Easton, IES Director, will describe a 
new research program that IES will be launching.
    An afternoon break will occur from 3:00 to 3:15 p.m.
    From 3:15 to 3:45 p.m., the Board will listen to and discuss a 
briefing by Sue Betka, IES Deputy Director for Administration and 
Policy, on IES's budgetary outlook.
    Between 3:45 and 4:15 p.m., the Board will discuss the leadership 
of the Board for the coming year.
    At 4:15 p.m., there will be closing remarks and a consideration of 
next steps from the IES Director and NBES Chair, with adjournment 
scheduled for 4:30 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 September 21. We will attempt to meet 
requests for accommodations after this date but cannot guarantee their 
availability. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with 
    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 
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John Q. Easton,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. 2012-22861 Filed 9-14-12; 8:45 am]