FR Doc E7-16314
[Federal Register: August 20, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 160)]
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National Mathematics Advisory Panel; Notice of Open Meeting and 
Public Hearing

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: Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 7, 2007.
    Times: Thursday, September 6, 3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. and Friday, 
September 7, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Washington University in St. Louis, Eric P. Newman Education 
Center, 320 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110.

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 held at Washington University in St. Louis. The 
meeting begins on Thursday, September 6 at 3:15 p.m. with introductory 
remarks by Dr. Larry Faulkner, Chair of the National Mathematics 
Advisory Panel, and Dr. Mark Stephen Wrighton, Chancellor of Washington 
University in St. Louis. The Panel will meet from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 
p.m. to receive the report of the University of Chicago's National 
Opinion Research Center (NORC) on the Algebra Teachers' Survey 
commissioned by the National Math Panel. From 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. 
the Panel will receive public comment on the Executive Order and the 
Panel's work. On Friday, September 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the 
subcommittee on Standards of Evidence and the five task groups--
Conceptual Knowledge and Skills, Learning Processes, Instructional 
Practices, Teachers, and Assessment--will present progress reports to 
the entire Panel 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, August 22, 2007.
    If you are interested in giving testimony during the public comment 
session on September 6, please contact Jennifer Graban at (202) 260-
1491 or by Wednesday, August 22, 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

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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 Wednesday, August 22, 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 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. 
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, August 22, 
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., 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:

    To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
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: August 15, 2007.
Margaret Spellings,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
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