ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. ED's 4,200 employees and $68.6 billion budget are dedicated to: Establishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds.
Phone numbers for ED staff and toll-free numbers for questions about NCLB, financial aid, publications, civil rights, fraud and waste, and more.
President's boards and commissions on education for Hispanic Americans, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.
State ed. departments and agencies, state accountability plans, state contacts, and other state information.