National Board for Education Sciences; Inaugural Meeting, 3524 [05-1288]

Download as PDF 3524 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 15 / Tuesday, January 25, 2005 / Notices amended by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. SUMMARY: The Secretary announces plans to hold the forth of a series of public meetings to seek comments and suggestions from the public prior to developing and publishing proposed regulations to implement programs under the recently revised Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. DATE AND TIME OF PUBLIC MEETING: Friday, February 11, 2005 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: San Diego City Public Schools, Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School, Schweitzer Campus, 6991 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111. specific dates and locations of each of these meetings, as well as other relevant information. 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Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Mary Grace Lucier at (202) 219–2253 by January 28. We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. February 8 and 9, 2005. Time: On February 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Room 100, 80 F St., NW., Washington, DC 20208–7564. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Grace Lucier, Designated Federal Official, National Board for Education Sciences, Washington, DC 20208. Tel.: (202) 219–2353; fax: (202) 219–1466; email: Mary.Grace.Lucier@ed.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Board for Education Sciences is authorized by Section 116 of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. 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There will be a discussion of the qualifications and fitness of candidates for the position of chairman and executive director, which discussion will touch upon matters that would disclose information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy if conducted in an open session. On February 9, the Board will review the agency budget, hear briefings on selected IES projects, and plan the schedule and agenda for future meetings. A final agenda will be available from Mary Grace Lucier on January 28. A summary of the activities at the closed session and related matters which are informative to the public consistent with the policy of Title 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) will be available to the public within fourteen days of the meeting. Records will be kept of all Board proceedings and will be available for public inspection at the office of the National Board for Education Sciences, Suite 100, 80 F St. NW., Washington, DC 20208. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 25, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 3524]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-1288]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


National Board for Education Sciences; Inaugural Meeting

AGENCY: National Board for Education Sciences; Education.

ACTION: Notice of Partially Closed Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences. 
Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the 
general public of their opportunity to attend the open portion of the 
meeting. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in 
order to attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive 
listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Mary 
Grace Lucier at (202) 219-2253 by January 28. We will attempt to meet 
requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the 
requested accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals 
with disabilities.

DATES: February 8 and 9, 2005.
    Time: On February 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 9, 9 a.m. to 3 
p.m.
    Location: Room 100, 80 F St., NW., Washington, DC 20208-7564.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Grace Lucier, Designated Federal 
Official, National Board for Education Sciences, Washington, DC 20208. 
Tel.: (202) 219-2353; fax: (202) 219-1466; e-mail: 
Mary.Grace.Lucier@ed.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Board for Education Sciences is 
authorized by Section 116 of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. 
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 of applications for grants, contracts, and 
cooperative agreements for research after the completion of peer 
review, and reviews and evaluates the work of the Institute. After a 
swearing-in ceremony on February 8, the Board will introduce their 
members and hear briefings on government ethics issues, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, and the Board's legislative mandate. The 
meeting will close to the public from 3-4:30 p.m. under the authority 
of Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463; 
5 U.S.C. Appendix 2) and under exemption (6) of Section 552b(c) of the 
Government in the Sunshine Act (Pub. L. 94-409; 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6)). 
There will be a discussion of the qualifications and fitness of 
candidates for the position of chairman and executive director, which 
discussion will touch upon matters that would disclose information of a 
personal nature where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted 
invasion of personal privacy if conducted in an open session. On 
February 9, the Board will review the agency budget, hear briefings on 
selected IES projects, and plan the schedule and agenda for future 
meetings. A final agenda will be available from Mary Grace Lucier on 
January 28.
    A summary of the activities at the closed session and related 
matters which are informative to the public consistent with the policy 
of Title 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) will be available to the public within 
fourteen days of the meeting. Records will be kept of all Board 
proceedings and will be available for public inspection at the office 
of the National Board for Education Sciences, Suite 100, 80 F St. NW., 
Washington, DC 20208.

    Dated: January 18, 2005.
Grover J. Whitehurst,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. 05-1288 Filed 1-24-05; 8:45 am]
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