FR Doc E8-17535[Federal Register: July 31, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 148)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Reading First Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary 
Education.

ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice describes an open meeting of the Reading First 
Advisory Committee. Notice of the 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 and Times: August 20, 2008, 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m., Eastern 
Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place via conference call. The phone 
number to access the meeting is 800-988-9352. The participant code is 
1988.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Spitz, Reading First Team 
Leader, Reading First Advisory Committee, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 260-3793; fax: (202) 260-8969; 
e-mail: Deborah.Spitz@ed.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Reading First Advisory Committee is 
authorized by sections 1203(c)(2)(a) and 1202(e)(2) of the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended. The Committee 
is established within the Department of Education to evaluate Reading 
First applications submitted by States, to review the progress reports 
that States submit after the third year of the grant period, to advise 
on the awarding of Targeted Assistance Grants, and to advise the 
Secretary on other issues that the Secretary deems appropriate.
    The purpose of this meeting will be to review the application for 
Targeted Assistance funds from the state of Nevada. Nevada is the only 
state eligible to apply for funding this year, based on the data 
submitted in the 2007 Annual Performance Report. A subcommittee will 
review Nevada's application in advance of this meeting and make a 
recommendation for approval or disapproval to the full Committee.
    At the last open meeting on June 23, 2008, the Committee decided to 
work on an analysis of the Reading First Impact Study: Interim Report. 
This analysis may be discussed during the August 20, 2008 meeting.
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order 
to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistance 
listening devices, or materials in alternative format) should notify 
Deborah Spitz at (202) 260-3793, no later than ten (10) days before the 
scheduled date of the meeting. 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.
    Request for Written Comments: There will not be an opportunity for 
public comment during this meeting; however, members of the public are 
encouraged to submit written comments. Written comments should be 
submitted via e-mail at least ten (10) days prior to the scheduled date 
of the meeting to Deborah Spitz at Deborah.Spitz@ed.gov. These comments 
will be shared with the members of the Committee.
    Records are kept of all Committee proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at 400 Maryland Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20202, from 
the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time 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: 
http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister/index.html.
    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-

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Amanda Farris,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, the Office of Elementary and Secondary 
Education.
[FR Doc. E8-17535 Filed 7-30-08; 8:45 am]

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