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Established: October 17, 1979
Activated: May 4, 1980
Secretary: Margaret Spellings
Deputy Secretary: Raymond Simon
Budget: Discretionary: $56.0 billion (2006)
Mandatory: $13.4 billion (2006)
Employees: 5,000 (2007)
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building[1]) , ED headquarters in Washington, DC
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building[1]) , ED headquarters in Washington, DC
A construction project to repair and update the building facade at the Department of Education Headquarters building in 2002 resulted in the installation of structures at all of the entrances to protect employees and visitors from falling debris. ED redesigned these protective structures to promote the "No Child Left Behind Act." The structures are temporary and will be removed in 2007. Source: U.S. Department of Education, http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2002/04/04112002a.html
A construction project to repair and update the building facade at the Department of Education Headquarters building in 2002 resulted in the installation of structures at all of the entrances to protect employees and visitors from falling debris. ED redesigned these protective structures to promote the "No Child Left Behind Act." The structures are temporary and will be removed in 2007. Source: U.S. Department of Education, http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2002/04/04112002a.html

The United States Department of Education (also known as ED) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government. Created by the Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88), it began operating in 1980. October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The United States Secretary of Education is the head of the Department of Education. ... Margaret Spellings (born Margaret Dudar on November 30, 1957) is the current Secretary of Education under the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush and was previously Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy to Bush. ... Raymond Simon is an American educator and politician. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1536x1152, 479 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): United States Department of Education ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1536x1152, 479 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): United States Department of Education ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2001x1432, 480 KB) Pictures taken by Raul654 around Washington DC on May 7, 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2001x1432, 480 KB) Pictures taken by Raul654 around Washington DC on May 7, 2005. ... The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110), commonly known as NCLB, is a United States federal law signed on January 8, 2002 that reauthorizes a number of federal programs that aim to improve the performance of U.S. primary and secondary schools by increasing the... Cabinet meeting on May 16, 2001. ... OVERVIEW Mission Congress established the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on May 4, 1980, in the Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88 of October 1979). ...


Its functions were previously in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare which was divided into the Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services when President Carter signed the Department of Education Organization Act into law on October 17, 1979. It began operation on May 4, 1980. It is administered by the United States Secretary of Education. The United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare (also known as HEW) was a cabinet level department of the United States government from 1953 until 1979. ... The United States Department of Health and Human Services, often abbreviated HHS, is a Cabinet department of the United States government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. ... This article is becoming very long. ... OVERVIEW Mission Congress established the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on May 4, 1980, in the Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88 of October 1979). ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The United States Secretary of Education is the head of the Department of Education. ...


It is by far the smallest cabinet-level department, with about 5,000 employees. The agency's official acronym is ED (and not DOE, which refers to the United States Department of Energy.) The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government responsible for energy policy and nuclear safety. ...


On March 23, 2007, President Bush signed into law H.R. 584, which designates the ED Headquarters building as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building[2].

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History

Unlike the systems of most other countries, education in the United States is highly decentralized, and the federal government and Department of Education are not heavily involved in determining curriculum or educational standards. This job of centralization and coordination has been left to large private educational foundations. Rather, the primary function of the United States Department of Education is to formulate federal funding programs involving education and to enforce federal educational laws involved with privacy and civil rights. The quality of educational institutions and their degrees is maintained through an informal private process known as accreditation which the Department of Education has no direct public jurisdictional control over. Educational oversight Secretary Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of Education Margaret Spellings Raymond Simon National education budget $1. ... Accreditation is a process by which a facilitys services and operations are examined by a third-party accrediting agency to determine if applicable standards are met. ...


A previous Department of Education was created in 1867, but was soon demoted to an Office in 1868. Its creation a century later in 1979 was controversial and opposed by many in the Republican Party, who saw the department as unwanted federal bureaucratic intrusion into local affairs. Throughout the 1980s, the abolition of the Department of Education was a part of the Republican Party platform, but Bush Republican administrators declined to implement this idea. By the mid-1990s, with President Clinton's equal support similar to President Bush, there was little leadership for the demotion of the department. The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The 1980s refers to the years of and between 1980 and 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


The elevation of the Department to cabinet status was controversial. President Reagan sought to eliminate it as a cabinet post but did not go through with the threat. Under President George W. Bush, the Department has primarily focused on elementary and secondary education, through its focus on the "No Child Left Behind" law, while considerably marginalizing higher education. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110), commonly known as NCLB, is a United States federal law signed on January 8, 2002 that reauthorizes a number of federal programs that aim to improve the performance of U.S. primary and secondary schools by increasing the...


Operating units

The following sub-agency components (known as Principal Office Components) exist at ED:

  • OS — Office of the Secretary
    • OCO — Office of Communications and Outreach
    • OPEPD — Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development
    • OGC — Office of the General Counsel
    • OIG — Office of the Inspector General
    • IES — Institute of Education Sciences
    • OCR — Office for Civil Rights
    • OCFO — Office of the Chief Financial Officer
    • OM — Office of Management
    • OCIO — Office of the Chief Information Officer
    • OLCA — Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs
  • ODS — Office of the Deputy Secretary
    • OESE — Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
      • White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
    • OSDFS — Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
    • OELA — Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students
    • OSERS — Office of Special Educational and Rehabilitation Services
    • OII — Office of Innovation and Improvement

In the United States, an Inspector General is a type of investigator charged with examining the actions of a government agency or military organization as a general auditor of their operations to ensure they are operating in compliance with general established policies of the government, to audit the effectiveness of... The Institute of Education Sciences is the primary research arm of the United States Department of Education. ... Theresa S. Shaw, Chief Operating Officer, Office of Federal Student Aid Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, plays a central and essential role in Americas postsecondary education community. ... The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) is a subdivision of the United States Department of Education. ...

FICE Code

As with other federal agencies, the ED operates with the assistance of several advisory committees. The Federal Interagency Committee on Education (FICE) is known in higher education for originating the FICE code.


The FICE code is a 6-digit identification code that was used to identify all schools doing business with the Office of Education during the early sixties. This code is no longer used in IPEDS; it has been replaced by the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) ID code. [1]


See also

This graph shows the educational attainment since 1947. ... Educational oversight Secretary Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of Education Margaret Spellings Raymond Simon National education budget $1. ... Department of Education may refer to any of several government agencies: United Kingdom Department for Education and Skills (until 1996 named Department of Education) Scottish Education Department United States United States Department of Education United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Many U.S. states also have their own... Signing ceremony at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio. ... ... Theresa S. Shaw, Chief Operating Officer, Office of Federal Student Aid Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, plays a central and essential role in Americas postsecondary education community. ... The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as FAFSA), is a form that must be filled out annually by university students (both undergraduate and graduate) and sometimes their parents in the United States to determine their eligibility for federal student financial aid (including grants, loans, and work-study programs). ...

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United States Department of Education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (625 words)
The United States Department of Education (also known as ED) was created in 1979 (by PL 96-88) as a Cabinet-level department of the United States government, and began operating in 1980.
It is administered by the United States Secretary of Education.
Unlike the educational system of many other countries, education in the United States is highly decentralized, and the federal government and Department of Education are not heavily involved in determining curriculum or educational standards.
United States Department of Education - definition of United States Department of Education in Encyclopedia (512 words)
The United States Department of Education was created in 1979 (by PL 96-88) as a Cabinet-level department of the United States government, and began operating in 1980.
The quality of educational institutions and their degrees is maintained through an informal process known as accreditation which the Department of Education has no direct control over.
Throughout the 1980s, the abolition of the Department of Education was a part of the Republican Party platform, but several Republican administrations declined to implement this idea, and by the 1990s there was bipartisan support for the continuation of the department.
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