FR Doc 07-1588
[Federal Register: April 2, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 62)]
[Page 15672]
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National Mathematics Advisory Panel

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

ACTION: Notice of open meeting and 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: Friday, April 20, 2007.
    Time: 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Illinois Mathematics and 
Science Academy (IMSA), 1500 W. Sullivan Road, Aurora, Illinois 60506-

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 meeting will be hosted by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory 
(Fermilab), a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory 
specializing in high-energy particle physics, and Illinois Mathematics 
and Science Academy (IMSA), an educational institution created by the 
state of Illinois to develop talent and leadership in mathematics, 
science and technology. The meeting begins at 8:45 a.m. with 
introductory remarks by Dr. Larry Faulkner, Chair of the National 
Mathematics Advisory Panel, and Dr. Janice Krouse, Curriculum & 
Assessment Leader and Math Faculty Member, IMSA. The Panel will meet 
from 9 to 10 a.m. to receive public comment on the Executive Order and 
the Panel's work. Following the public comment session, from 10:15 a.m. 
to 12:15 p.m., the four task groups--Conceptual Knowledge and Skills, 
Learning Processes, Instructional Practices and Teachers--will present 
progress reports on their work to date. 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 Thursday, April 12, 2007.
    If you are interested in giving testimony during the public session 
on April 20, please contact Jennifer Graban at (202) 260-1491 or by Thursday, April 12, 2007 to reserve time on 

the agenda. Presenters are encouraged to address one or more of the 
topics covered in the Executive Order. (Please refer to the Web site at for more 
information on the elements of the Executive Order.) Please include 
your name, the organization you represent, and a brief description of 
the issue you would like to present. Presenters will be allowed three 
to 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 solely interested in attending the 
meeting are advised to register in advance to ensure space 
    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 e-mailing written comments, 

please do so by Thursday, April 12, 2007.
    The Panel has submitted its Preliminary Report to the President, 
through the U.S. Secretary of Education. The Preliminary Report is 
available at 

The final report will be submitted not later than February 28, 2008 and 
will, at a minimum, contain recommendations on improving mathematics 
education based on the best available scientific evidence.
    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 Thursday, April 12, 
2007. 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: March 27, 2007.
Margaret Spellings,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 07-1588 Filed 3-30-07; 8:45 am]