FR Doc 2011-2768[Federal Register: February 8, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 26)]
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Equity and Excellence Commission

AGENCY: Office for Civil Rights, 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 Equity and Excellence Commission (Commission). 
The notice also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of 
this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA) and is intended to notify the public of their 
opportunity to attend.

DATES: February 22, 2011.
    Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Commission will meet in Washington, DC at 400 Maryland 
Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20202, in the Barnard Auditorium.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Chen, Designated Federal 
Official, Equity and Excellence Commission, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20202. E-mail: Telephone: (202) 453-6624.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Commission is to collect 
information, analyze issues, and obtain broad public input regarding 
how the Federal government can increase educational opportunity by 
improving school funding equity. The Commission will also make 
recommendations for restructuring school finance systems to achieve 
equity in the distribution of educational resources and further

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student performance, especially for the students at the lower end of 
the achievement gap. The Commission will examine the disparities in 
meaningful educational opportunities that give rise to the achievement 
gap, with a focus on systems of finance, and recommend appropriate ways 
in which Federal policies could address such disparities.
    The agenda for the Commissions' first meeting will include a 
welcome by Department officials followed by a roundtable discussion 
focusing on the strategies for accomplishing its mission as stated in 
its charter. The agenda will also include a presentation on school 
resource equity and the development of a work plan for the Commission. 
Due to time constraints, there will not be a public comment period at 
this meeting, but individuals wishing to comment may contact Stephen 
Chen via e-mail at
    Individuals interested in attending the meeting must register in 
advance because seating may be limited. Please contact Stephen Chen at 
(202) 453-6624 or by e-mail at Individuals who will need accommodations 
for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting 
services, assistive listening devices, or materials in alternative 
format) should notify Stephen Chen at (202) 453-6624 no later than 
February 14, 2011. 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 Commission proceedings and are available 
for public inspection at the Department of Education, 400 Maryland 
Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20202 from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as 
well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the 
Internet at the following site:
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Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free at 1-866-512-1830; or in 
the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512-1800.

    Note:  The official version of this document is the document 
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Russlynn Ali,
Assistant Secretary, Office for Civil Rights.
[FR Doc. 2011-2768 Filed 2-7-11; 8:45 am]