FR Doc E8-4319[Federal Register: March 6, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 45)]
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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, 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. Due to scheduling 
difficulties, this notice is appearing in the Federal Register less 
than 15 days prior to the meeting date.

DATES: Thursday, March 13, 2008.
    Time: 9 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

ADDRESSES: Longfellow Middle School, 2000 Westmoreland Street, Falls 
Church, Virginia 22043.

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 Longfellow Middle School in Falls 
Church, Virginia, on Thursday, March 13, 2008, 9 a.m.-10:45 a.m. The 
purpose of this open meeting is for the Panel to complete its work and 
to adopt the Final Report, which will, at a minimum, contain 
recommendations on improving mathematics education based on the best 
available scientific evidence. Individuals interested in attending the 
meeting are advised to register in advance to ensure space 
availability. Please contact Jennifer Graban at 
by Wednesday, March 5, 2008.
    This meeting will not include a public comment session, as the 
Panel will be adopting its Final Report. However, if you would like to 
provide comments to the Panel, please do so in written form, via e-mail 
at by Wednesday, March 5, 2008. 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 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 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 no later than Wednesday, March 5, 2008. 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: February 29, 2008.
Margaret Spellings,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
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