FR Doc 06-166
[Federal Register: January 9, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 5)]
[Page 1417-1418]
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National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting

AGENCY: National Board for Education Sciences; ED.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences. 
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 the meeting. Individuals 
who will need accommodations for a disability (i.e., interpreting 
services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) 
should notify Sonia Chessen at (202) 219-2195 by January 13, 2006. We 
will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee 
availability of the requested accommodation. The meeting site is 
accessible to individuals with disabilities.

DATES: January 23 and 24, 2006.
    Time: January 23, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; January 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Location: The Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC, 20001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sonia Chessen, Executive Director, 
National Board for Education Sciences, Washington, DC 20208. Tel.: 
(202) 219-2195; fax: (202) 219-1466; e-mail:

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Board for Education Sciences is 
authorized by Section 116 of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. 
The Board advises the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences 
(IES) on the establishment of activities to be supported by the 
Institute, on the funding of 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 January 
23, the Board will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. to hear an update on the work 
of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and a presentation of IES 
Policies and Procedures for the Peer Review of Grant

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Applications and Reports. On January 24, at 9 a.m., the Board will 
review the activities of the previous day and the present day's agenda. 
Starting at 9:15 a.m., the Board will discuss and take action on the 
Peer Review Policies and Procedures. From 9:45 to 10:30 a.m., the Board 
will hear from Michael Casserly on Research Evidence Needed by 
Practitioners and Policy Makers. At 10:45 a.m., the Board will hear 
from Drs. Arden Bement and Duane Alexander on the research agendas of 
the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health as 
they relate to education, and at 12:30 p.m., the Board will consider 
the implications of the day's presentations. At 1:15 p.m., the Board 
will consider its priorities and activities for 2006. Adjournment is 
scheduled for 2 p.m. The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for May 
8 and 9, 2006.
    Records will be kept of all Board proceedings and will be available 
for public inspection at the office of the National Board for Education 
Sciences, 555 New Jersey Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20208.

    Dated: January 3, 2006.
Grover J. Whitehurst,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. 06-166 Filed 1-6-06; 8:45 am]