Reading First Advisory Committee, 32004-32005 [E8-12587]

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Spitz, Reading First Team Leader, Reading First Advisory Committee; 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 260–3793; fax: (202) 260–8969; e-mail: Deborah.Spitz@ed.gov; Committee Web site: www.ed.gov/programs/readingfirst/ advisory.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Reading First Advisory Committee is authorized by Sections 1203(c)(2)(a) and 1202(e)(2) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended. The Committee is established within the Department of Education to evaluate Reading First applications submitted by States, to review the progress reports that States submit after the third year of the grant period, to advise on the awarding of Targeted Assistance Grants, and to advise the Secretary on other issues that the Secretary deems appropriate. On May 1, 2008, the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) released the Reading First Impact Study: Interim Report. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 109 (Thursday, June 5, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32004-32005]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-12587]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Reading First Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice describes an open meeting of the Reading First 
Advisory Committee. Notice of the 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.

Date and Time: Monday, June 23, 2008 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern 
Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: Westin Washington DC City Center at 1400 M Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Spitz, Reading First Team 
Leader, Reading First Advisory Committee; 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 260-3793; fax: (202) 260-8969; 
e-mail: Deborah.Spitz@ed.gov; Committee Web site: www.ed.gov/programs/
readingfirst/advisory.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Reading First Advisory Committee is 
authorized by Sections 1203(c)(2)(a) and 1202(e)(2) of the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended. The Committee 
is established within the Department of Education to evaluate Reading 
First applications submitted by States, to review the progress reports 
that States submit after the third year of the grant period, to advise 
on the awarding of Targeted Assistance Grants, and to advise the 
Secretary on other issues that the Secretary deems appropriate.
    On May 1, 2008, the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of 
Education Sciences (IES) released the Reading First Impact Study: 
Interim Report. During the open meeting of the Committee on June 23, 
2008, the Committee members will discuss their questions and concerns 
about the Interim Report. A more detailed agenda will be posted on the 
Committee Web site prior to the meeting.
    The Final Report of the Impact Study, which will provide impact 
data from three years of program implementation and information on 
relationships between changes in instructional practice and student 
reading comprehension, is expected to be released in late 2008.
    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 
Deborah Spitz at (202) 260-3793, no later than ten (10) days before the 
scheduled date of the meeting. 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.
    Request for Written Comments: There will not be an opportunity for 
the public to speak during this meeting; however, the public is 
encouraged to submit

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written comments. Written comments should be submitted via e-mail by 
June 19, 2008 to Deborah Spitz at Deborah.Spitz@ed.gov. These comments 
will be shared with the members of the Committee.
    Records are kept of all Committee proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202, 
from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time Monday 
through Friday.
    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: http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister/
index.html.
    To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. 
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free at 1-888-293-6498; or in 
the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
nara/index.html.


Amanda Farris,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, The Office of Elementary and Secondary 
Education.
[FR Doc. E8-12587 Filed 6-4-08; 8:45 am]
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