Department of Education: Description

The United States Congress established the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on May 4, 1980, in the Department of Education Organization Act. ED’s 4, 500 employees and $71.5 billion budget are dedicated to establishing policies on federal financial aid for education and distributing as well as monitoring those funds, collecting data on America’s school and disseminating research, focusing national attention on key educational issues, and prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education. Priorities of the ED are No Child Left Behind, reading, early childhood, faith-based and community initiatives, high school initiative, mathematics and science initiative, new freedom initiative, management, rural education, and teacher initiative.

Department of Education: Requirements

If you are experiencing a problem with the Department of Education,  please complete, print, and sign the Privacy Act waiver.  You may fax or mail the completed form with any supporting documentation to the office that serves your area.
If you have any questions, please call our Washington Office at 866-850-3855.