[Federal Register: December 23, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 247)]
[Page 78756-78757]
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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

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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.

DATES: January 13 and 14, 2009.
    Time: January 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; January 14, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 

ADDRESSES: 80 F Street, NW., Room 100, Washington, DC 20208.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Norma Garza, Executive Director, 
National Board for Education Sciences, 555 New Jersey Ave., NW., Room 
627H, Washington, DC, 20208; phone: (202) 219-2195; fax: (202) 219-
1466; e-mail: Norma.Garza@ed.gov.
    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 January 13 the Board will receive a briefing from the Acting 
Director and IES Commissioners and staff on its activities and progress 
reports on projects underway since September 2008. These presentations 
will begin at 10:15 a.m. and continue until 12:15 p.m.
    From 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. the Board will have presentations (TBA) 
on recently released IES studies, two sessions for 1.5 hours each with 
a 15-minute break.
    On January 14, the Board will review the prior day's activities and 
current agenda from 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., followed by a presentation 
and discussion from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on the What Works 
Clearinghouse. From 10:30 a.m. to noon, the Board will discuss its 
plans and agenda for the future. From noon to 12:30 p.m. summary views 
and next steps will be discussed. The meeting will adjourn at 12:30 
    A final agenda will be available from Norma Garza (see contact 
information above) on January 6. 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 Norma Garza no later than January 6. 
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., Eastern Standard Time 
Monday through Friday.
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Sue Betka,
Acting Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. E8-30459 Filed 12-22-08; 8:45 am]