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IES Board Plans to Meet—Again

By Debra Viadero — July 15, 2009 1 min read

The board that advises the federal Institute of Education Sciences—or at least what’s left of it—has announced plans to meet on July 27.

You’ll recall that the board, which is more properly called the National Board on Education Sciences, had to cancel its May meeting when it failed to muster a quorum. Rallying enough members to meet has been difficult for the 15-member board because it has undergone a dramatic downsizing. Nine members left the board as their terms expired; only six remain. But the Federal Register announcement on the upcoming meeting says a majority of the remaining six is all that’s needed to carry on with the meeting.

Among the items on the agenda? The federal stimulus, of course. In a closed session, the board will also discuss potential commissioners for the research centers that fall under the IES umbrella.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Inside School Research blog.