FR Doc E9-25838[Federal Register: October 27, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 206)]
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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 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. This notice is being posted 
less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to logistical issues with 
scheduling the meeting.

DATES: November 9, 2009.
    Time: 8:30 a.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 
602 K, 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 
(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 November 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., the Board will approve 
the agenda and hear remarks from the chair and the executive director. 
From 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m., IES director John Easton will give an update 
on the work of the agency, followed by updates on the IES centers until 
11:30 a.m. Ex officio members will give overviews of their agencies' 
work from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., after which there will be a break 
for lunch until 2 p.m.
    The afternoon's sessions will include a Practice Guides Overview 
from 2 to 3 p.m. This will be followed by presentations on recently 
released IES Teacher Quality Evaluations and a discussion of findings, 
which will conclude at 4:30 p.m. The Board will conclude the meeting 
with a consideration of summary views and next steps prior to 
adjournment at 5 p.m. A final agenda will be available from Norma Garza 
(see contact information above) on October 26. 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 October 26. 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 602 K, Washington, 
DC 20208, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time 
Monday through Friday.
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John Q. Easton,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. E9-25838 Filed 10-26-09; 8:45 am]