FR Doc E8-18337[Federal Register: August 8, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 154)]
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National Board for Education Sciences; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.

ACTION: Notice of an Open Meeting With a Partially Closed Session.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an 
upcoming partially closed 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 the open portions of the meeting.

DATES: September 9 and 10, 2008.
    Time: September 9, 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., open; September 10, 8:30 
a.m. to 12:30 p.m., open; 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., closed.

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 September 9, from 10 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 May 2008. From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 
p.m., the Board will hear presentations on the Reading First program 
and on the Impact Evaluation of Academic Instruction for After-School 
Programs. At 3 p.m. the IES Deputy Director for Science will discuss 
trends in IES research. The session will conclude at 4:15 p.m. after a 
report from the IES evaluation committee and summary views of the NBES 
chair. On September 10, the meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. After a 
review of the agenda, the members will hear a report on the Mid-Stream 
Evaluation of the National Center on Education Evaluation until 
approximately 10:15 a.m. From 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon the Board will 
review and discuss its final 5-year report with recommendations 
regarding actions to enhance the ability of IES to carry out its 
priorities and mission. The members will then consider next steps and 
summary views.
    At 12:30 the Board will conduct an election of officers. In 
accordance with the provisions of Section 10 (d) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act and consistent with exemptions (2) and (6) of 
Section 552b (c ) of Title 5 U.S. C., this portion of the meeting will 
be closed to the public because it relates to internal personnel rules 
and practices of the Board and disclosure of these deliberations could 
result in an unwarranted invasion of privacy. The meeting will adjourn 
at 1 p.m.
    A final agenda will be available from Norma Garza (see contact 
information above) on August 22. 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 August 22. 
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,

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Grover J. Whitehurst,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. E8-18337 Filed 8-7-08; 8:45 am]