FR Doc 07-3758
[Federal Register: August 2, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 148)]
[Page 42403]
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Reading First Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting

AGENCY: Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary 

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of the 
first open meeting of the Reading First Advisory Committee. The notice 
also describes the functions of the Committee. Notice of the 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.

DATE AND TIME: August 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; August 22 from 9 a.m. 
to 3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Beacon Hotel, 1615 Rhode Island Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC 20036.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Spitz, Reading First Team 
Leader, Reading First Advisory Committee; 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 260-3793; fax: (202) 260-8969; 
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339, 
Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern 
Standard Time.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Reading First Advisory Committee is 
authorized by Sections 1203(c)(2)(a) and 1202(e)(2) of the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended. The Committee 
is being established by the Department of Education to evaluate Reading 
First applications submitted by States, to review the progress reports 
that States submit after the third year of the grant period, to advise 
on the awarding of Targeted Assistance Grants, and to advise the 
Secretary on other issues that the Secretary deems appropriate.
    At this meeting, members of the Committee will be sworn in and will 
discuss the purpose and responsibilities of the Committee. Committee 
members will select a Committee Chair, develop procedures for 
completing the tasks described in its charter, and plan future 
meetings. To the extent practicable, Committee members will begin the 
work described in the charter, including but not limited to reviewing 
applications for the Targeted Assistance Grants (TAG).
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order 
to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistance 
listening devices, or materials in alternative format) should notify 
Deborah Spitz at (202) 260-3793, no later than ten (10) days before the 
scheduled date of the meeting. We will attempt to meet requests for 
accommodations after this date but cannot guarantee their availability. 
The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
    Request for Written Comments: Written comments should be submitted 
via e-mail at least ten (10) days prior to the scheduled date of the 
meeting to Deborah Spitz at These comments will 
be shared with the members of the Committee.
    Records are kept of all Committee proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at 400 Maryland Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20202, from 
the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through 
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Amanda Farris,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, The Office of Elementary and Secondary 
[FR Doc. 07-3758 Filed 08-1-07; 8:45 am]