FR Doc E8-9351[Federal Register: April 29, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 83)]
[Proposed Rules]               
[Page 23154-23155]
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34 CFR Part 200

RIN 1810-AB01
[Docket ID ED-2008-OESE-0003]

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of 

ACTION: Notice of public meetings on the proposed regulations for Title 
I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.


SUMMARY: On April 23, 2008, the Secretary of Education (Secretary) 
published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal 
Register (73 FR 22020) to amend the regulations implementing Title I of 
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as reauthorized by 
the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The Secretary announces a 
series of public meetings to seek public

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comments on these proposed regulations.
    Dates, Times, and Locations of Public Meetings: See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section for meeting dates, times, and locations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zollie Stevenson, Jr., U.S. Department 
of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW., room 3W230, Washington, DC 20202-
6132. Phone: at 202-260-1824. If you use a telecommunications device 
for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 23, 2008, the Secretary published 
an NPRM in the Federal Register (73 FR 22020) to amend certain of the 
Title I regulations. The purpose of these proposed regulations is to 
build on the advancements of State accountability and assessment 
systems over the six years since NCLB was signed into law, while 
incorporating key feedback from the field into an even clearer vision 
of what it takes to educate each and every one of our Nation's school 
children. The proposed regulations would clarify and strengthen current 
Title I regulations in the areas of assessment, accountability, 
supplemental educational services (SES), and public school choice. 
Issuing regulations that strengthen Title I implementation in these 
areas will help bring about higher-quality assessments and stronger 
accountability for results, as well as provide parents with the 
information they need to make informed decisions about public school 
choice and SES. A copy of the NPRM is available at
    The Department is accepting public comments on the NPRM through 
June 23, 2008. Comments must be submitted in writing to the Department 
in accordance with the instructions in the NPRM. We look forward to 
receiving your comments on these proposed regulations to ensure that 
they accomplish our intended objectives.

Public Meetings

    The Department will also be holding four public meetings to receive 
comments on the NPRM. The meetings will occur on the following dates at 
the times and locations indicated:

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

    Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel, 40 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02115, 
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Meeting Room: Fenway Room.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

    Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody Campus, 2101 Womack Road, 
Dunwoody, GA 30338, Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Meeting Room: 
Auditorium, C1100, North Campus.

Monday, May 19, 2008

    Sheraton Kansas City Sports Complex Hotel, 9103 East 39th Street, 
Kansas City, MO 64133, Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Meeting 
Room: Royal Ballroom.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

    W Hotel, 1112 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 
2 p.m.-5 p.m., Meeting Room: Great Room 1.
    Individuals who wish to present comments during a public meeting 
should register at at least one week before the 
public meeting. Any meeting time that remains after the Web site 
registrations are processed will be made available on the day of the 
meeting. Individuals who have not registered on the Web site and who 
wish to present comments should do so at the on-site registration desk 
on the day of the meeting. We will process Web-site and on-site 
registrations on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Each individual will be allowed three minutes to present comments. 
Individuals 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. 
Transcripts of these meetings, along with any written comments 
received, will be made a part of the official rulemaking record.
    The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. 
Individuals who need accommodations in order to attend the meeting 
(e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in 
alternative formats) should notify Frances Hopkins at or call 202-205-6268 no later than 14 days prior 
to the meeting the individual will attend. We will attempt to meet 
requests for accommodations after this date, but cannot guarantee their 

Electronic Access to This Document

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Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe 
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    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: April 24, 2008.
Kerri L. Briggs,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
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