United States Department of Education

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The United States Department of Education (ED or DoED), also referred to as the ED for (the) Education Department, is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government.wikipedia
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United States Secretary of Education

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The Department of Education is administered by the United States secretary of education.
The United States secretary of education is the head of the United States Department of Education.

Jimmy Carter

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It began operating on May 4, 1980, having been created after the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare was split into the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services by the Department of Education Organization Act, which President Jimmy Carter signed into law on October 17, 1979.
During Carter's term as president, two new cabinet-level departments, the Department of Energy and the Department of Education, were established.

Department of Education Organization Act

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It began operating on May 4, 1980, having been created after the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare was split into the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services by the Department of Education Organization Act, which President Jimmy Carter signed into law on October 17, 1979.
Congress established the United States Department of Education (ED) with the Department of Education Organization Act.

Education in the United States

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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 curricula or educational standards (with the exception of the No Child Left Behind Act).
Typical ages and grade groupings in contemporary, public and private schools may be found through the U.S. Department of Education.

Federal Security Agency

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In 1939, the bureau was transferred to the Federal Security Agency, where it was renamed the Office of Education.
Included in the FSA were the Social Security Board, the U.S. Public Health Service, the Food and Drug Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Office of Education (later the United States Department of Education), the National Youth Administration and a number of other agencies.

Office for Civil Rights

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The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is a sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Education that is primarily focused on enforcing civil rights laws prohibiting schools from engaging in discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or membership in patriotic youth organizations.

National Assessment of Educational Progress

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NAEP is a congressionally mandated project administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building

On March 23, 2007, President George W. Bush signed into law, which designates the ED Headquarters building as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building.
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building is a federal office building in Washington, D.C., which serves as the headquarters of the United States Department of Education.

National Center for Education Statistics

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The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the part of the United States Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) that collects, analyzes, and publishes statistics on education and public school district finance information in the United States.

United States Deputy Secretary of Education

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The Deputy Secretary of Education oversees and manages the development of policies in the United States Department of Education.

Office of Educational Technology

The Office of Educational Technology is located in the Office of the Secretary of the United States Department of Education.

Education Facilities Clearinghouse

National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
The Education Facilities Clearinghouse (EFC) is a program of the United States Department of Education (DoED) which provides support to educational facilities "on issues related to planning, design, financing, construction, improvement, operation, and maintenance" through technical assistance and training as well as dissemination of research on these issues.

Office of Safe and Healthy Students

Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
The Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS) (formerly Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) is a subdivision within the United States Department of Education that is responsible for assisting drug and violence prevention activities within the nation's schools.

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

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is a multi-agency working group within the Department of Education charged with strengthening the nation's capacity to provide high quality education while increasing opportunities for Hispanic American participation in federal education programs.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

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The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education is a division of the United States Department of Education.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

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The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is a program of the United States Department of Education.

Office of Special Education Programs

The Office of Special Education Programs
Originally created as the Bureau of the Education of the Handicapped, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is part of the U.S. Department of Education.

Education Resources Information Center

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ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the United States Department of Education.

Rehabilitation Services Administration

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The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is a federal agency under the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and is headquartered within the Department of Education in Washington, D.C. It was established to administer portions of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs

Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs (SASA) is a division of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that administers programs of financial assistance to State and local education agencies (LEA) and to colleges and universities.

Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education

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The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) formerly Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) is a subdivision of the United States Department of Education.

Office of Migrant Education

The Office of Migrant Education (OME) is a program within the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) that administers grant programs that provide academic and supportive services to the children of families who migrate to find work in the agricultural and fishing industries.

Thomas Massie

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On February 7, 2017, Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced, a bill to abolish the department.
In 2017 Massie introduced a one-page bill that would abolish the United States Department of Education, and cosponsored a bill that would abolish the Environmental Protection Agency.

Federal Student Aid

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Federal Student Aid (FSA), an office of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the United States.

United States Department of Health and Human Services

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It began operating on May 4, 1980, having been created after the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare was split into the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services by the Department of Education Organization Act, which President Jimmy Carter signed into law on October 17, 1979.
Before the separate federal Department of Education was created in 1979, it was called the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW).