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National Board for Education Sciences
January 23-24, 2006 Meeting Agenda

Washington Court Hotel
Atrium Ballroom
525 New Jersey Ave., NW.
Washington, DC 20001

For further information, please contact Mary Grace Lucier at (202) 219-2253 or

All sessions open to the public.

Monday, January 23, 2006
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Approval of Minutes, Approval of Agenda, Chair's
Remarks, and Remarks of the Executive Director
Robert Granger, Chair
Sonia Chessen, Executive Director
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Update on Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Grover Whitehurst, Director
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Presentation and Discussion of IES Policies and Procedures for the
Peer Review of Grant Applications
Grover Whitehurst
Andrew White, Deputy Director for Science
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Presentation and Discussion of IES Policies and Procedures for the
Peer Review of Reports
Grover Whitehurst
Andrew White
5:00 pm Recess
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
9:00 am - 9:15 am Review of Prior Day's Activities and Agenda for January 24
Robert Granger
9:15 am - 9:45 am Further Discussion /Action on Peer Review Policies and Procedures
Robert Granger
Grover Whitehurst
9:45 am - 10:30 am Research Evidence Needed by Practitioners and Policy Makers:
Presentation and Questions
Michael Casserly, Executive Director
Council of the Great City Schools
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Research Agendas Related to Education in the National Science Foundation
(NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH):
Presentation and Questions
Arden Bement, Director, NSF
Duane Alexander, Director
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH
12:00 pm - 1:15pm Working Lunch/ Review of Day's Presentations and Discussions
Robert Granger
Grover Whitehurst
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Consideration of Board Priorities and Activities for 2006
Robert Granger
2:00 pm Adjourn