FR Doc E9-16256[Federal Register: July 9, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 130)]
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National Board for Education Sciences

AGENCY: Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.

ACTION: Notice of an Open Meeting and Partially Closed Session.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an 
upcoming 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 portion of the meeting.

DATES: July 27, 2009.
    Time: Open meeting, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; closed session, 4:30 
p.m. to 5 p.m.

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; 
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Board for Education Sciences is 
authorized by Section 116 of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 
(ESRA). 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. At this 
time, the Board consists of only six of fifteen appointed members due 
to the expirations of the terms of nine members. The Board shall meet 
and can carry out official business because the ESRA states that a 
majority of the voting members serving at the time of a meeting 
constitutes a quorum.
    On July 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Board will receive a 
briefing on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), conduct 
an overview of its interactions with IES, and discuss its annual 
report. At 4:30 p.m., the meeting will be closed to the public to 
discuss possible candidates to serve as Commissioners for the IES 
Centers. Because this discussion involves a discussion of individuals' 
qualifications to serve, it will be closed under exemptions (2) and (6) 
of Section 552b(c) of Title 5 U.S.C. This portion of the meeting must 
be held in closed session because the meeting concerns the internal 
personnel practices of an agency and would disclose information of a 
personal nature where disclosure would constitute an invasion of 
personal privacy if it were to be held in open session.
    A final agenda will be available from Norma Garza (see contact 
information above) on July 20. 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 July 20. 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 627H, Washington, 
DC 20208, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time 
Monday through Friday.
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well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
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John Q. Easton,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. E9-16256 Filed 7-8-09; 8:45 am]