FR Doc 2010-26782
[Federal Register: October 22, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 204)]
[Page 65305-65306]
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National Board for Education Sciences

AGENCY: Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting with a 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

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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. The public is being given less than 15 
days' notice due to the need to accommodate the members' schedules.

DATES: November 1, 2010

TIMES: Open session: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting will be closed 
from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. for the election of a Chair and Vice Chair.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Grace Lucier, Designated Federal 
Official, National Board for Education Sciences, 555 New Jersey Ave., 
NW., Room 602 I, Washington, DC 20208; phone: (202) 219-2253; 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(ESRAa0, 20 U.S.C 9516. The Board advises the Director of the 
Institute of Education Sciences (IES) on, among other things, 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 November 1, 2010, starting at 8:30 a.m. the Board will approve 
the agenda and hear remarks from the chair, followed by further remarks 
from John Easton, IES director. The Board is expected to consider and 
approve priorities proposed by the director to guide the work of the 
Institute. A break will take place from 9:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. A 
presentation on the Privacy Technical Assistance Center will take place 
from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by an overview of the proposed agenda 
for the Regional Educational Laboratories program.
    The meeting will break for lunch from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m., 
following which there will be a presentation and discussion of state of 
the art approaches to research implementation. A discussion of recently 
released IES reports will be held from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. The 
meeting will close to the public from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. for the 
election of Chair and Vice Chair. The new officers will have a brief 
opportunity to address the membership about their vision for the 
Board's role for the next two years, and adjournment is expected at 5 
    A final agenda will be available from Mary Grace Lucier (see 
contact information above) on October 25 and will be posted on the 
Board Web site 
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 Mary Grace 
Lucier no later than October 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 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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well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
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    Dated: October 19, 2010.
John Q. Easton,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. 2010-26782 Filed 10-21-10; 8:45 am]