[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 189 (Thursday, September 30, 1999)]
[Pages 52778-52779]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-25409]



Regional Educational Laboratory Program

AGENCY: Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Department of 

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.


SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary announces three public meetings. The 
purpose of these meetings is to discuss issues relating to the FY 2000 
Regional Educational Laboratory competition.

DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for meeting dates.

ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for meeting locations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Rinehart, US Department of 
Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, room 506f, Washington, DC 20202-
5644. Telephone (202) 219-2193. If you use a telecommunications device 
for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Service 
(FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding 

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Public Meetings

    The dates, times, and locations of the meetings are as follows:
    1. October 6, 1999, 8:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m., Tampa Convention 
Center, 333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL.
    2. November 8, 1999, 8:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m., Salt Palace 
Convention Center, 100 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT.
    3. December 15, 1999, 8:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m., Sheraton Chicago 
Hotel, 301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL.

    Note: Please check with the Improving America's Schools (IAS) 
Conference registration desk for exact meeting room locations.

Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities at the Public Meetings

    The meeting sites are accessible to individuals with disabilities. 
If you will need an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the 
meeting (e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or 
materials in an alternate format), notify the contact person listed in 
this notice at least two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. 
Although we will attempt to meet a request we receive after that date, 
we may not be able to make available the requested auxiliary aid or 
service because of insufficient time to arrange it.

Additional Information

    The Regional Educational Laboratories are funded by the Office of 
Educational Research and Improvement to conduct research, development, 
and technical assistance for educational reform. In the year 2000, the 
ten contracts for Regional Educational Laboratories will be re-
competed. A series of public meetings will be held at the IAS 
Conferences this fall. The meetings will provide an opportunity for 
attendees to offer input on the issues and priorities for the next 
competition. Federal program staff will meet with attendees to discuss 
what services a regional laboratory should offer its region and what 
priorities the labs should address to support educational reform at 
state and local levels. More specifically, attendees will be invited to 
provide feedback on a series of issues relating to the scope of work to 
be performed under the new laboratory contracts.
    Interested parties may attend the public meeting without paying the 
registration fee for the conference; however, they may not attend other 
sessions at the conference without registering. For more information 
about the conferences, please visit the IAS Conference website at 
    Proceedings from the meetings will be made available on the 
Department's website. See the program website (http://www.ed.gov/
prog__info/Labs/) for additional information about the laboratory 

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 6041(h).

    Dated: September 27, 1999.
C. Kent McGuire,
Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
[FR Doc. 99-25409 Filed 9-29-99; 8:45 am]