FR Doc 06-6900

[Federal Register: August 14, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 156)]
[Page 46450-46451]
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National Mathematics Advisory Panel

AGENCY: National Mathematics Advisory Panel, U.S. Department of 

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting & Public Hearing.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an 
upcoming meeting, including a public hearing, with members of the 
National Mathematics Advisory Panel. The notice also describes the 
functions of the Panel. 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.

DATES: Wednesday, September 13, 2006, and Thursday, September 14, 2006.

TIMES: Meetings on September 13, 2006: 9 a.m.-12 noon; and September 
14, 2006: 9-11 a.m.

ADDRESSES: All meetings and the open session for public comment will be 
held at the Broad Institute, Auditorium, First Floor, 7 Cambridge 
Center (415 Main Street), Cambridge, MA 02142.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyrrell Flawn, Executive Director, 
National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 260-8354.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Panel was established by Executive Order 
13398. The purpose of this Panel is to foster greater knowledge of and 
improved performance in mathematics among American students, in order 
to keep America competitive, support American talent and creativity, 
encourage innovation throughout the American economy, and help State, 
local, territorial, and tribal governments give the nation's children 
and youth the education they need to succeed.
    The September 13 meeting will include testimony from the National 
Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Science Foundation, 
the American Competitiveness Council, and major mathematics textbook 
publishers. Individuals interested in attending the meeting are advised 
to register in advance to ensure space availability. Please contact 
Jennifer Graban at 
(202) 260-1491 or by e-mail at  by Friday, September 8, 2006.

    The September 14 meeting will begin with an Open Public Session 
from 9 to 10 a.m. At that time, the public is invited to comment on 
elements of the Executive Order and the Panel's work. Immediately 
following, from 10 to 11 a.m., the four task groups--Conceptual 
Knowledge and Skills, Learning Processes, Instructional Practices, and 
Teachers--will report on their progress.
    If you are interested in giving testimony during the public session 

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September 14th, please contact Jennifer Graban 
at (202) 260-1491 or
Jennifer.Graban@ed.govby Friday, September 8, 2006, to reserve time on 

the agenda. Please include your name, the organization you represent, 
if appropriate, and a brief description of the issue you would like to 
present. Presenters will be allowed five minutes to make their 
comments. Presenters are requested to submit three written copies and 
an electronic file (CD or diskette) of their comments at the meeting, 
which should be labeled with their name and contact information. 
Individuals interested in solely attending the meeting are advised to 
register in advance to ensure space availability.
    Given the expected number of individuals interested in providing 
comments at the meeting, reservations for presenting comments should be 
made as soon as possible. Reservations will be processed on a first-
come, first-served basis. Persons who are unable to obtain reservations 
to speak during the meeting are encouraged to submit written comments. 
Written comments will be accepted at the meeting site or via e-mail at If you will be emailing written comments, 

please do so by Friday, September 1, 2006.
    The Panel will submit to the President, through the Secretary, a 
preliminary report not later than January 31, 2007, and a final report 
not later than February 28, 2008. Both reports shall, at a minimum, 
contain recommendations, based on the best available scientific 
    The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. 
Individuals who will need accommodations in order to attend the 
meeting, such as interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or 
materials in alternative format, should notify Jennifer Graban at (202) 
260-1491 or 
no later than September 8, 2006. We 
will attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date, but 
cannot guarantee their availability.
    Records are kept of all Panel proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at the staff office for the Panel, from the hours of 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Dated: August 9, 2006.
Margaret Spellings,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 06-6900 Filed 8-11-06; 8:45 am]