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ERIC Number: ED537400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Overview of the U.S. Department of Education
US Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education is the agency of the federal government that establishes policy for, administers and coordinates most federal assistance to education. It assists the president in executing his education policies for the nation and in implementing laws enacted by Congress. The Department's mission is to serve America's students--to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. This booklet will give you the big picture of the Department's functions, mission and goals. In this booklet you will find out how the U.S. Department of Education is working to fulfill its goals, and you will find out how to contact the various offices for more information.
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED), Office of Communications and Outreach