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May 8-9, 2006 Meeting Agenda

Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

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All sessions open to the public.

Monday, May 8, 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 - 4:15 pm Presentation on New Initiatives to Serve the Needs of Practitioners
Grover Whitehurst, Director
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Proposal and Discussion of Jointly Sponsored Research Briefings
Grover Whitehurst, Director
Sonia Chessen
5:00 pm Recess for Evening
Tuesday, May 9, 2006
8:30 am - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am Review of Prior Day's Activities and Agenda for May 9
Robert Granger
9:15 am - 10:45 am Research Evidence Needed by State Education Policy Makers:
Presentation and Questions
John Winn, Commissioner, Florida Board of Education
Valerie Woodruff, Secretary of Education, Delaware
10:45 am - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 11:30 am Presentation and Discussion of IES Research in the Context of NCLB
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Working lunch- Board Ethics Training
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Discussion of Annual Report to Congress on IES progress
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Report from Subcommittees and Next Steps
Robert Granger
Subcommittee Conveners
2:00 pm Adjournment