FR Doc 07-16
[Federal Register: January 9, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 5)]
[Page 962]
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National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting

AGENCY: National Board for Education Sciences; ED.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting and a partially closed 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 open portion of the 
meeting. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in 
order to attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive 
listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Mary 
Grace Lucier at 202/219-2253 (or by January 
12. 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, 2007.
    Time: January 23, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    January 24, 9-9:15 a.m., open; 9:15 to 10 a.m., closed; 10 a.m.-2 
p.m., open.
    Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20001, (room to be announced).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Grace Lucier, 202/219-2253.

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 at 1:30 p.m., the Board will receive an update from the Director of 
IES on the work of the Institute and its short and long-term goals. At 
3 p.m., Alex Nock, Director of the Commission on No Child Left Behind, 
will discuss the role of research and evaluation in the reauthorization 
of the No Child Left Behind Act and the Education Sciences Reform Act.
    On January 24, after a review of the prior day's activities the 
meeting will be closed to the public from 9:15 a.m.-10 a.m. under 
exemptions (2) and (6) of the Section 552b(c) of Title 5 U.S.C. The 
Board will discuss internal personnel issues relating to filling the 
positions of chairperson and executive director. After a 15-minute 
break, the Board will resume in open session at 10:15 a.m. At that 
time, the contractor chosen to conduct an evaluation of IES will give a 
presentation. This portion of the meeting will last until 11:30 a.m. 
The Board will hear a presentation by Dr. Mark Schneider, Commissioner 
of the National Center for Education Statistics from 11:30 a.m. to 
12:15 p.m., followed by the Board's annual ethics briefing. From 1 p.m. 
to 2 p.m. the Board will hear reports from its subcommittees and 
consider next steps for its work in FY 2007. The meeting will adjourn 
at 2 p.m. A final agenda will be available from Mary Grace Lucier on 
January 12, 2007.
    A summary of the activities at the closed session and related 
matters which are informative to the public consistent with the policy 
of Title 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) will be available to the public. 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, 
Room 627H, 555 New Jersey Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20208.

    Dated: January 3, 2007.
Grover J. Whitehurst,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. 07-16 Filed 1-8-07; 8:45 am]