FR Doc E7-23847
[Federal Register: December 10, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 236)]
[Page 69677-69678]
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National Mathematics Advisory Panel

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

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an 
upcoming meeting 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. Due to scheduling difficulties, this notice is appearing in 
the Federal Register less than 15 days prior to the meeting date.

DATES: Friday, December 14, 2007, and Saturday, December 15, 2007.
    Times: Friday, December 14, 2007, 3-6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 
15, 2007, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Airport Marriott, 
1743 West Nursery Road, Baltimore, MD 21240.

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 the Baltimore-Washington International 
(BWI) Airport Marriott in Baltimore, MD, on Friday, December 14, 2007, 
and Saturday, December 15, 2007. From 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, 
December 14, 2007, and again from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, 
December 15, 2007, the Panel will discuss the Final Report draft. 
Individuals interested in attending the meeting are advised to register 
in advance to ensure space availability. Please contact Jennifer Graban 
at by Wednesday, December 12, 2007.
    This meeting will not include a public comment session, as the 
Panel will be concluding its work on the Final Report. However, if you 
would like to provide comments to the Panel, please do so in written 
form, via e-mail to by Wednesday, December 12, 
2007. Written comments will also be accepted at the meeting site. 
Please note that comments submitted to the National Mathematics 
Advisory Panel in any format are considered to be part of the public 
record of the Panel's deliberations, and will be posted on the Web 
    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

[[Page 69678]] no later than Monday, December 10, 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:

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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: December 3, 2007.
Margaret Spellings,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. E7-23847 Filed 12-7-07; 8:45 am]