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Encyclopedia > United States Secretary of Education

The United States Secretary of Education is the head of the Department of Education. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. 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 President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... Cabinet meeting on May 16, 2001. ...


Until 1979, there was one Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, uniting this department with the Department of Health and Human Services, which is now headed by a separate Secretary of Health and Human Services. 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... The United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare was the head of the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. ... 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. ... The United States Secretary of Health and Human Services is the head of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, concerned with The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ...

Secretaries of Education
Name Term of Office President(s) served under
Shirley Hufstedler November 30, 1979 - January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter
Terrell Bell January 22, 1981 - January 20, 1985 Ronald Reagan
William J. Bennett February 6, 1985 - 1988 Ronald Reagan
Lauro Cavazos September 20, 1988 - December 12, 1990 Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush
Lamar Alexander March 22, 1991 - January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush
Richard Riley January 21, 1993 - January 20, 2001 Bill Clinton
Roderick Paige January 20, 2001 - January 20, 2005 George W. Bush
Margaret Spellings January 20, 2005 - George W. Bush

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BIGpedia - United States - Encyclopedia and Dictionary Online (4050 words)
The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii).
The United States does not have an official language at federal level; nevertheless, English is spoken by the vast majority of the population and serves as the de facto language: English is the language used for legislation, regulations, executive orders, treaties, federal court rulings, and all other official pronouncements.
The United States is also a great center of higher education, boasting more than 4,000 universities, colleges and other institutions of higher learning, the top tier of which may be considered to be among the most prestigious and advanced in the world.
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