FR Doc 2010-30477
[Federal Register: December 6, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 233)]
[Page 75671]
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Regional Advisory Committees

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and 
Secondary Education.

ACTION: Notice of establishment of 10 Regional Advisory Committees.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Secretary of Education (Secretary) announces the 
establishment of ten Regional Advisory Committees (RACs). The Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended; 5 U.S.C., 
Appendix) shall govern the RACs.


    The Secretary is establishing the RACS in order to collect 
information on the educational needs of each of the ten regions served 
by the Regional Educational Laboratories. The RACs will seek input 
regarding the need for the technical assistance activities described in 
section 203 of the Educational Technical Assistance Act and how those 
needs would be most effectively addressed. In order to achieve this 
purpose, the RACs will seek input from chief executive officers of 
States; chief State school officers; educators, including teachers and 
administrators; local educational agencies; librarians; businesses; 
State educational agencies; parents; and other customers within each 
    Not later than six months after each RAC is convened, the committee 
will submit a report based on this needs assessment to the Secretary. 
Each report will identify the educational needs of the region and how 
those needs would be most effectively addressed. The Secretary will 
establish priorities for the comprehensive centers to address, taking 
into account these regional assessments and other relevant regional 
surveys of educational needs, to the extent the Secretary deems 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: U.S. Department of Education, White 
House Liaison Office, Washington, DC 20202, telephone: (202) 401-3677.
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    Dated: November 29, 2010.
Arne Duncan,
Secretary of Education.
[FR Doc. 2010-30477 Filed 12-3-10; 8:45 am]