FR Doc 2010-6088
[Federal Register: March 19, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 53)]
[Page 13265]
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National Board for Education Sciences

AGENCY: Institute of Education Sciences, Department of Education.

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.

DATES: April 7 and 8, 2010.

TIME: April 7, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; April 8, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 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 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 as provided by the ESRA which states that a 
majority of the voting members serving at the time of a meeting 
constitutes a quorum.
    On April 7 from 1 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., the Board will approve the 
agenda and hear remarks from the chair and the executive director. From 
1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., IES director John Easton will discuss 
priorities for the Institute, followed by a Board discussion until 3 
p.m. After a break ending at 3:15 p.m., the Board will conduct an 
overview of the agencies represented by ex-officio members. 
Presentations will follow from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. from U.S. Department 
of Education officials. The meeting will recess at 5:30 p.m.
    On April 8, the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a review of 
the prior day's activity and a review of the agenda. At 8:45 a.m. IES 
commissioners and staff will give an update on the IES Centers. This 
will conclude at 9:45 a.m. Following a break until 10 a.m. the Board 
will hear presentations on recently released IES studies. There will be 
an update on the What Works Clearinghouse from 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 
p.m., followed by an open discussion and a consideration of next steps. 
The meeting will adjourn at 12:30 p.m.
    A final agenda will be available from Norma Garza (see contact 
information above) on March 29. 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 March 29. 
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. 2010-6088 Filed 3-18-10; 8:45 am]