[Federal Register: November 4, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 213)]
[Page 60186-60187]
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Web-Based Education Commission; Meeting

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Education.

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ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for
the first meeting of the Web-Based Education Commission. 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 this meeting.

DATES: The meetings will be held on November 16, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
and on November 17, 1999 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at 366 Dirksen Senate Office
Building, Washington, DC 20510.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Jay Noell, Designated Federal
Official, Web-Based Education Commission, U.S. Department of Education,
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, ROB-3, Room 4020, Washington, DC 20202.
Telephone: (202) 708-5620. Fax: (202) 260-5872. The e-mail address for
M. Noell is: jay__noell@ed.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Web-Based Education Commission is
authorized by Title VIII, Part J of the Higher Education Amendments of
1998. This commission will conduct a thorough study to assess the
educational software available in retail markets for secondary and
postsecondary students who choose to use such software. The commission
will issue a final report to the President and the Congress, not later
than six months after this first meeting on November 9, 1999. The final
report will contain a detailed statement of the commission's findings
and conclusions, as well as recommendations. Recommendations will
address legislative and administrative actions the commission considers
appropriate, and what it regards as the appropriate federal role in
determining the quality of educational software products. At this
initial meeting of the Web-Based Education Commission, commissioners
will elect a chairperson and establish an agenda. This meeting is open
to the public.
    Due to scheduling problems associated with unusual circumstances,
this notice is not published for at least 15 calendar days prior to the
first meeting, as allowed by 41 CFR 101-6.1015(b)(2).

    Program Authority: Title VIII, Part J. Higher Education
Amendments of 1998.

    Dated: October 29, 1999.
Claudio Prieto,
Acting Assistant Secretary Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 99-28840 Filed 11-3-99; 8:45 am]