The U.S. Department of Education (ED) was established on May 4, 1980 by Congress in the Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88 of October 1979).
  • Strengthen the Federal commitment to assuring access to equal educational opportunity for every individual;
  • Supplement and complement the efforts of states, the local school systems and other instrumentalities of the states, the private sector, public and private nonprofit educational research institutions, community-based organizations, parents, and students to improve the quality of education;
  • Encourage the increased involvement of the public, parents, and students in Federal education programs;
  • Promote improvements in the quality and usefulness of education through Federally supported research, evaluation, and sharing of information;
  • Improve the coordination of Federal education programs;
  • Improve the management of Federal education activities; and
  • Increase the accountability of Federal education programs to the President, the Congress, and the public.

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U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Provides information about the Department's offices, programs, information and assistance services, funding opportunities, education statistics, publications, and education initiatives of the President and Secretary of Education.
Discretionary Grant Application Packages
Includes a table for each currently open grant competition with more detailed information and download packages.
ED Pubs
Online system to help identify and order U.S. Department of Education publications.
Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs and Resources
Searchable guide to for information about programs and resources administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Also finds state and local information on financial assistance.
No Child Left Behind
Offers details into the No Child Left Behind Act and features FAQs, and information on accountability, testing, reading, choice and supplemental educational services, safe school programs, newsletters, statistics and graphs.
Office of Educational Technology (OET)
Focused on providing leadership in information technology at schools. Features initiatives such as the National Educational Technology Plan, along with programs for distance learning and Internet safety. Budget and legislation, grants, resources, state offices, and organizational contacts are provided.
Office of Hearings and Appeals
Provides an independent forum for the fair, impartial, equitable, and timely resolution of disputes involving the U.S. Department of Education and recipients of Federal Education Funds.
Office of Indian Education
Supports the efforts of local educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other entities.
Troops to Teachers
A U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin new careers as teachers in public schools, where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.
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