FR Doc E7-9800
[Federal Register: May 22, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 98)]
[Page 28691-28692]
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National Mathematics Advisory Panel

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

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, June 6, 2007. Time: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Building 3, Room 3210--
Chapman Conference Center on the 2nd floor. The Wolfson Campus address 
is 300 NE., 2 Ave., Miami, FL 33132-2296.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyrrell Flawn, Executive Director, 
National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 260-8354. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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 Miami Dade College, a state-supported 
college with eight campuses and approximately 160,000 students. The 
meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. with introductory remarks by Dr. Larry 
Faulkner, Chair of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, and Dr. 
Eduardo J. Padr[oacute]n, President of Miami Dade College. The Panel 
will meet from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. to receive public comment on the 
Executive Order and the Panel's work. Following the public comment 
session, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the five task groups--Conceptual 
Knowledge and Skills, Learning Processes, Instructional Practices, 
Teachers, and Assessment--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 Wednesday, May 30, 2007.

    If you are interested in giving testimony during the public comment 
session on June 6, please contact Jennifer Graban at (202) 260-1491 or by Wednesday, May 30, 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 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 Wednesday, May 30, 2007. Please note that comments 
submitted to the National Mathematics Advisory Panel in any format--
through e-mail, the U.S. postal service and/or provided in person 
during the public comment sessions at meetings--are considered to be 
part of the public record of the Panel's deliberations, and will be 
posted on the Web site.
    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.

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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 Wednesday, May 30, 
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. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as 
well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the 
Internet at the following site:

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free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. 
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free at 1-888-293-6498; or in 
the Washington, DC area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at:

    Dated: May 16, 2007.
Margaret Spellings,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. E7-9800 Filed 5-21-07; 8:45 am]