FR Doc E8-8868[Federal Register: April 24, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 80)]
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National Board for Education Sciences

AGENCY: Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an 
upcoming open meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences. The 
notice also describes the functions of the committee. 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.

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DATES: May 21 and 22, 2008.
    Time: May 21, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; May 22, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Institute of Education Sciences Board Room, 80 F St., NW., 
Washington, DC 20208.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Norma Garza, Executive Director, 
National Board for Education Sciences, 555 New Jersey Ave., NW., Room 
627 H, Washington, DC 20208; phone: (202) 219-2195; fax: (202) 219-
1466; e-mail:
    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 National Board for Education Sciences is 
authorized by Section 116 of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. 
The Board advises the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences 
(IES) on the establishment of activities to be supported by the 
Institute, on the funding for applications for grants, contracts, and 
cooperative agreements for research after the completion of peer 
review, and reviews and evaluates the work of the Institute.
    On Wednesday May 21, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., the Board will 
receive reports from the Director of IES and the commissioners of the 
IES centers on projects underway since January 2008. From 1:30 p.m. to 
2:30 p.m., the Board will hear a presentation of its ongoing contract 
to evaluate the work of IES by the project manager, Steve Baldwin, of 
Synergy, Inc., after which the Board's Communication and Legislation 
committees will give their respective reports. The meeting will adjourn 
at 5:30 p.m.
    On Thursday, May 22, the Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. Following 
a review of the prior day's activities, from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., the 
Board will hear a panel discussion on the Family Educational Rights and 
Privacy Act (FERPA). After a break from 10:45 to 11 a.m., the FERPA 
panel will continue, followed by a Board discussion of the issues 
raised. This discussion will conclude at 12:30 p.m. The meeting will 
adjourn at 1 p.m.
    A final agenda will be available from Norma Garza (see contact 
information above) on May 12. Individuals who will need accommodations 
for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting 
devices, assistance listening devices, or materials in alternative 
format) should notify Norma Garza no later than May 12. 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.
    Records are kept of all committee proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at 555 New Jersey Ave., NW., Room 627 H, Washington, 
DC, 20208, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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    Dated: April 18, 2008.
Grover J. Whitehurst,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
 [FR Doc. E8-8868 Filed 4-23-08; 8:45 am]