[Federal Register: June 14, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 115)]
[Page 37363-37364]
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Web-based Education Commission; Hearing

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Education.

SUMMARY: This notice announces the next hearing of the Web-based 
Education Commission. Notice of this hearing 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 hearing.

DATES: The hearing will be held on June 26, 2000, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 
p.m. in conjunction with the National Educational Computing Conference 
in Atlanta, GA. The hearing location is in the Georgia World Congress 
Center (Hall G).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Byer, Executive Director, Web-
based Education Commission, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K 
Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-8533. Telephone: (202) 219-7045. Fax: 
(202) 502-7873. Email: web__commission@ed.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Web-based Education Commission is 
authorized by Title VIII, Part J of the Higher Education Amendments of 
1998, as amended by the Fiscal 2000 Appropriations Act for the 
Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education, and 
Related Agencies. The Commission is required to conduct a thorough 
study to assess the critical pedagogical and policy issues affecting 
the creation and use of web-based and

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other technology-mediated content and learning strategies to transform 
and improve teaching and achievement at the K-12 and postsecondary 
education levels. The Commission must issue a final report to the 
President and the Congress, not later than 12 months after the first 
meeting of the Commission, which occurred November 16-17, 1999. The 
final report will contain a detailed statement of the Commission's 
findings and conclusions, as well as recommendations.
    The June 26 hearing will cover a range of K-12 technology-related 
issues. These issues will include access for underserved populations, 
accreditation, evaluation of effectiveness, online courses and schools, 
online privacy, professional development, standards and assessment.
    The hearing and meeting are open to the public. Records are kept of 
all Commission proceedings and are available for public inspection at 
the office of the Web-based Education Commission, Room 8089, 1990 K 
Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-8533 from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 
5:30 p.m.

Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities

    The hearing site is accessible to individuals With disabilities. 
Individuals who will need an auxiliary aid or service to participate in 
the hearing (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, 
or materials in alternative format) should contact the person listed in 
this notice at least two weeks before the scheduled hearing date. We 
will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee 
availability of the requested accommodation.

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    Dated: June 6, 2000.
A. Lee Fritschler,
Assistant Secretary Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 00-14946 Filed 6-13-00; 8:45 am]