[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 180 (Tuesday, September 17, 2013)]
[Pages 57136-57137]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22615]



National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting

AGENCY: Institute of Education Sciences, ED.

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an 
upcoming meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES). 
The notice also describes the functions of the Committee. Notice of 
this 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 the meeting.

DATES: October 3, 2013.
    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: 80 F Street NW., Room 100, Washington, DC 20001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellie Pelaez, 555 New Jersey Avenue 
NW., Room 600 E, Washington, DC 20208; phone: (202) 219-0644; fax: 
(202) 219-1402; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Board for Education Sciences is 
authorized by Section 116 of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 
(ESRA), 20 U.S.C. 9516. The Board advises the Director of the Institute 
of Education Sciences (IES) on, among other things, the establishments 
of activities to be supported by the Institute, on the funding for 
applications for grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements for 
research after the completion of peer review, and reviews and evaluates 
the work of the Institute.
    On October 3, 2013, starting at 8:30 a.m., the Board will call the 
meeting to order, approve the agenda and hear remarks from the NBES 
Chair, Bridget Terry Long. John Easton and the Commissioners of IES's 
national centers will then give an overview of recent developments at 
IES. A break will take place from 10:00 to 10:15 a.m.
    From 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., Board members will hear from Jack 
Buckley, Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, 
with an update on the Middle Grades Longitudinal Study (MGLS). After 
opening remarks from Dr. Buckley, the Board members will participate in 
roundtable discussion.
    From 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Board will consider the topic, 
``Supporting English Language Learners.'' Following opening remarks by 
Sean Reardon of Stanford University, Board members will engage in 
roundtable discussion of the issues raised. The meeting will break for 
lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
    The Board meeting will resume from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. for the 
members to discuss the What Works Clearinghouse in regards to 
postsecondary education topics. After opening remarks from Ruth Neild, 
Commissioner of the National Center for Education Evaluation (NCEE) and 
Jeffrey Valentine, Principal Investigator for What Works 
Clearinghouse--Postsecondary Topics, the Board will engage in 
roundtable discussion of the topic. An afternoon break will take place 
from 3:00 to 3:15 p.m.
    From 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., the Board will consider the topic, 
``Evaluating IES: Reflections from the Education Sciences Reform Act 
Hearing.'' Bridget Terry Long will provide the opening remarks and 
roundtable discussion will take place after.
    Between 4:15 and 4:45 p.m., there will be a discussion of Board 
Leadership, followed by roundtable discussion by the Board.
    Closing remarks and a consideration of next steps from the IES 
Director and NBES Chair will take place from 4:45 to 5:00 p.m., with 
adjournment scheduled for 5:00 p.m.
    There will not be an opportunity for public comment. However, 
members of the public are encouraged to submit written comments related 
to NBES to Ellie Pelaez (see contact information above).
    A final agenda is available from Ellie Pelaez (see contact 
information above) and is posted on the Board Web site http://ies.ed.gov/director/board/agendas/index.asp. 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 Ellie Pelaez no later than September 
20. 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 Board proceedings and are available for 

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John Q. Easton,
Director, Institute of Education Science.
[FR Doc. 2013-22615 Filed 9-16-13; 8:45 am]