Office of Innovation and Improvement
B. Office of Non-Public Education
The Office of Non-Public Education is responsible for ensuring maximum participation of private students and teachers in all Federal education programs for which they are eligible. The Office reviews Department policy concerning education services to private school students and teachers, reviews Department programs and procedures to make certain that services required by law are provided, and recommends to the Secretary through the Deputy Under Secretary for Innovation and Improvement possible changes in laws, regulations, or policies that would increase the availability of these services.
In performing its responsibilities, the Office:
- Designs formal processes securing cooperation, coordination, and review of program operations to assure maximum participation by private school students. It identifies data needs which describe the extent of private school student and teacher participation in federal programs and its relationship to ED programs and policies, analyzes the data, and provides information to program offices.
- Develops guidelines and specific procedures to assure uniform application and consistent administration of statutory bypass activities, and reviews all contracts for bypass services to private school students.