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National Board for Education Sciences
May 21-22, 2008 Meeting Agenda

Institute of Education Sciences Board Room
1st Floor
80 F Street, NW
Washington, DC

All sessions are open to the public.

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

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Call to Order, Approval of Minutes, Approval of Agenda, Chair's Remarks, and Remarks of the Executive Director
Robert Granger, NBES Chair
Norma Garza, NBES Executive Director
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Update on Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Grover J. Whitehurst, IES Director
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Update on IES Center Activity
IES Commissioners and Staff
     National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance
     National Center for Education Research (NCER)
     National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER)
     National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Evaluation of IES
Presentation and Discussion,
Joe Torgesen, NBES member
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Communication Committee Report
Jerry Lee, NBES Member
3:00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Legislation Committee Report
Beth Ann Bryan, NBES Member
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. IES Evaluation Committee Report
Joe Torgesen, NBES Member
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Summary Views
Robert Granger, NBES Chair
4:30 p.m. Meeting Recess
Thursday, May 22, 2008
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Review of Prior Day's Activities and Agenda for May 22, 2008
Robert Granger, NBES Chair
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Presentations and Discussion with Panel
a. Jane Hannaway— Director, Education Policy Center, CALDER Center, Urban Institute
b. Connie Citro— Executive Director, Committee on National Statistics, National Academy of Sciences
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Continued— Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Presentations and Discussion with Panel
c. Chrys Dougherty- Director of Research, Just for the Kids, National Center for Educational Accountability
d. Bill Evers- Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Board Discussion
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Summary Views and Next Steps
Robert Granger, NBES Chair
1:00 p.m. Adjourn