Register: December 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 238)]
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Web-Based Education Commission; Press Conference

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Education.
SUMMARY: This notice announces the press conference of the Web-based 
Education Commission. Notice of this press conference is in accordance 
with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This 
document is intended to notify the general public of its opportunity to 
attend the press conference.

DATE: The press conference will be held on December 14, 2000 at 9:30 
a.m. It will be held at the National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW. in 
Washington, DC in the Hollerman Lounge.

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) 502-7675. 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 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 December 14 press conference is to announce the release of the 
Commission's final report, The Power of the Internet: Moving from 
Promise to Practice.
    The press conference is 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 6131, 1990 K Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20006-8533, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Assistance To Individuals With Disabilities

    The press conference site is accessible to individuals with 
disabilities. Individuals who will need an auxiliary aid or service 
(e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or materials 
in alternative format) should contact the person listed in this notice 
before the scheduled date of the press conference. We will attempt to 
meet all requests, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested 

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    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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    Dated: December 5, 2000.
A. Lee Fritschler,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 00-31395 Filed 12-8-00; 8:45 am]