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  United States Department of Education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Department of Education (also known as ED) was created in 1979 (by PL 96-88) as a Cabinet-level department of the United States government, and began operating in 1980.
It is administered by the United States Secretary of Education.
Unlike the educational system of many other countries, education in the United States is highly decentralized, and the federal government and Department of Education are not heavily involved in determining curriculum or educational standards.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Department_of_Education   (625 words)

  
 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Title I) requires that each State must have a State assessment system that serves as the primary means for determining whether schools and districts receiving Title I funds are making adequate yearly progress toward enabling all students in Title I schools to reach high standards.
All students with disabilities in those schools in the grades being assessed must be included in the State assessment system, and the scores of students with disabilities must be included in the assessment system for purposes of public reporting and school and district accountability.
Some states have successfully collaborated with test developers to expand accommodations and are collecting disaggregated data about use and impact of accommodations.
www.ihdi.uky.edu /msrrc/USDOE_Joint_Assessment_Memo.htm   (1116 words)

  
 education on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
EDUCATION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF [Education, United States Department of] executive department of the federal government responsible for advising on educational plans and policies and administration of the department, which provides assistance for education and carries out educational research.
Within the Dept. of Education are offices of elementary and secondary education, postsecondary education, special education and rehabilitative services, bilingual education and minority languages, vocational and adult education, civil rights, and educational research and improvement.
The department also administers funds for Gallaudet and Howard universities, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and the American Printing House for the Blind.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/E/Educatio.asp   (341 words)

  
 Department of Education - U.S. Virgin Islands Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The United States Virgin Islands Department of Education is an Executive Department of the Government of the Virgin Islands as mandated under Title III and XVII of the Virgin Islands Code.
The department is headquartered in St. Thomas and functions as both a local education agency and a state-level agency.
The Virgin Islands Board of Vocational Education is included within the Department of Education for administrative purposes only and is the sole agency for the administration of vocational programs in the Virgin Islands.
www.usvi.org /education   (208 words)

  
 Archived: Secretary's Statement on Religious Expression
In addition, citizens can turn to the U.S. Department of Education web site (http://www.ed.gov) for information about the guidelines and other activities of the Department that support the growing effort of educators and religious communities to support the education of our nation's children.
The United States remains the most successful experiment in religious freedom that the world has ever known because the First Amendment uniquely balances freedom of private religious belief and expression with freedom from state-imposed religious expression.
Religious excusals: Subject to applicable State laws, schools enjoy substantial discretion to excuse individual students from lessons that are objectionable to the student or the students' parents on religious or other conscientious grounds.
www.ed.gov /Speeches/08-1995/religion.html   (2805 words)

  
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 United States 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.
The Department's mission is to serve America's students -- to ensure that all have equal access to education and to promote excellence in our nation's schools.
The Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 established the Institute of Education Sciences within the U.S. Department of Education to carry out a coordinated, focused agenda of high-quality research, statistics, and evaluation that is relevant to the educational challenges of the nation.
www.infolit.org /members/usde.htm   (285 words)

  
 Campus Crime and Security at Postsecondary Education Institutions Home Page
It was authorized by Congress with the 1998 amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to help potential college students and their parents research criminal offenses on college campuses.
The Department of Education is committed to assisting schools in providing students with a safe environment in which to learn and to keep parents and students well informed about campus security.
It is important for users of the data on this Web site and in the Department’s report to congress to become knowledgeable about how to categorize and quantify the nature and extent of crime on college campuses in the United States.
ope.ed.gov /security   (497 words)

  
 United States Department of Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The U.S. Department of Education was established on May 4, 1980 by Congress in the Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88 of October 1979).
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;
The Department is headquartered, and has most operations, in Washington, DC where the staff of approximately 3600 occupies parts of several buildings including Regional Office Building 3 (ROB3), Federal Office Building 6 (FOB6), the Mary E. Switzer Building (MES), Capitol Place, and at L'Enfant Plaza.
ed-web3.educ.msu.edu /IRTL/united.htm   (341 words)

  
 DOE Clarification Memo
The intent of this statement was to reaffirm that children suspected of having ADD and believed (by the LEA) to need special education or related services would have to be evaluated by the LEA pursuant to Section 504.
If the school district does not believe the child needs special education or related services, and thus does not evaluate the child, the school district must notify the parents of their due process rights.
In fact, many local school districts and some state education agencies are conserving time and resources by using the same due process procedures.
www.nichcy.org /pubs/otherpub/doeadd2.htm   (1193 words)

  
 Journal of Correctional Education: United States Department of Education Update
This program supports post-secondary education instruction and related services for State inmates within certain age and sentence guidelines.
Also, the funding of another round of Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners grants is very problematic at this point.
The Ford Foundation funded study undertaken by the Institute for Higher Education Policy is expected to result in a highly awaited publication this fall.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4111/is_200509/ai_n15667916   (459 words)

  
 Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD)
The U.S. Department of Education does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information.
Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov /Programs/EROD/org_list.cfm?category_ID=SEA   (123 words)

  
 Accrediting bodies NOT recognized by the United States Department of Education. United States Department of Education, ...
Accrediting bodies NOT recognized by the United States Department of Education.
United States Department of Education, U.S. colleges universities
American Education Association for the Accreditation of Schools, Colleges and Universities
www.aju.edu /usdoe_faqs.htm   (107 words)

  
 Department of Education - United States - Equal Employment Opportunities
United States Department of Education Equity Task Force
It is responsible for managing and coordinating policy and departmental management initiatives to promote equity practices throughout the Department.
Committee members work on a variety of issues, including drafting legislation, establishing mechanisms for ongoing communications with employees and conducting other outreach activities (hosting conferences, meetings and luncheons with key representatives, and developing publications and related materials).
www.ilo.org /public/english/employment/gems/eeo/law/usa/i_de.htm   (209 words)

  
 Find in a Library: Recipient's guide : United States Department of Education payment management system.
Recipient's guide : United States Department of Education payment management system.
To find this item in a library, enter a postal code, state, province, or country in the field above.
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/7aad78b26c522415a19afeb4da09e526.html   (115 words)

  
 National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Home Page, a part of the U.S. Department of Education
Institute of Education Sciences U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
8% received state grants, 7% received institutional grants, and 13% received grants funded through other sources.
nces.ed.gov   (258 words)

  
 Project PERFORM - Details on "United States Department of Education"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
"To supplement and complement the efforts of states, the local school systems and other instrumentalities of the states, the private sector, public and private educational institutions, public and private nonprofit educational research institutions, community-based organizations, parents, and students to improve the quality of education;
"To improve the management and efficiency of federal education activities, especially with respect to the process, procedures, and administrative structures for the dispersal of federal funds, as well as the reduction of unnecessary and duplicative burdens and constraints, including unnecessary paperwork, on the recipients of federal funds; and
"Information is presented in multiple ways, including in five categories: grants and contracts, financial aid for students, education resources, research and statistics, and policy.
www.wash.k12.mi.us /perform/Details_Webpage.asp?WebpageID=77   (414 words)

  
 United States Department of Education
Under the NCLB Act, persistently low-performing schools may be converted to charter schools as an option for restructuring them.
Source: State of the Charter School Movement 2005
Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs and Resources
www.uscharterschools.org /cs/fs/view/uscs_sp/300   (266 words)

  
 United States Department of Education
Education, United States Department of, executive department of the federal government responsible for advising on educational plans and policies and administration of the department, which provides assistance for education and carries out educational research.
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