FR Doc 2010-21602
[Federal Register: August 31, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 168)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
National Board for Education Sciences

AGENCY: Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting.

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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 meeting.

DATES: September 29, 2010.
    Time: 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. The meeting will be in recess between the 
hours of 1 p.m. and 3:15 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 
602K, 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.
    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 September 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.

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 ten of fifteen appointed members due to the 
expirations of the terms of former 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 September 29 starting at 8:15 a.m. the Board will approve the 
agenda and hear remarks from the Chair and the Executive Director. From 
8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., IES Director John Easton will propose 
priorities for the Institute, followed by a Board discussion until 10 
a.m. After a break ending at 10:15 a.m., the Board will hear reports 
from ex-officio members who represent other agencies. Presentations 
will follow on the What Works Clearinghouse from 11 a.m. to noon, and 
on the Evaluation of Charter School Impacts from noon to 1 p.m. The 
meeting will be in recess from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. to allow members to 
participate in a swearing-in ceremony in the office of the Secretary of 
Education. The ceremony will not be open to the public. The meeting 
will reconvene at 3:15 p.m. in the IES Board Room for presentations and 
updates from the IES Commissioners and staff. The meeting will adjourn 
at 5 p.m.
    A final agenda will be available from Norma Garza (see contact 
information above) on September 20 and will be posted on the Board Web 
site http://ies.ed.gov/director/board/agendas/index.asp.
    Records are kept of all Committee proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at 555 New Jersey Ave., NW., Room 602K, 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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http://www.ed.gov/news/fed-register/index.html.
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    Dated: August 24, 2010.
John Q. Easton,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. 2010-21602 Filed 8-30-10; 8:45 am]
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