The Office of Communications and Outreach leads ED's communications and outreach efforts. Led by Acting Assistant Secretary Massie Ritsch, OCO oversees press relations, publications, contacts with organizations, and communication with parents, educators, students, and citizens.
OCO is responsible for:
Press releases, speeches, photos, RSS feeds, biographies of senior staff and more (see Press Room)
Video and webcast
Several newsletters: ED Review, Touching Base. Teaching Matters
Resources for parents
Recognition programs: U.S. Presidential Scholars, NCLB National Blue Ribbon Schools, President’s Education Awards and U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools