Research Advisory Board Takes a Hiatus

By Debra Viadero — May 22, 2009 1 min read
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IN CASE YOU WERE LOOKING FOR IT: The June 20-21 meeting of theNational Board for Education Sciences was canceled this week when it was unable to produce a quorum. The board, formed to advise the federal Education Department on research matters, is authorized to have up to 15 members.
Now, caught as it is between Presidential administrations, the board is down to six because of all the unfilled vacancies created when earlier board members’ terms expired. Of those six, three couldn’t make it to this week’s meeting, said Norma Garza, the board’s executive director. She said the absences were due to illnesses and one last-minute conflict. No word yet on whether the meeting will be rescheduled.

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