About ED OVERVIEW
An Overview of the U.S. Department of Education
September 2010
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Where Can I Get More Information?

GENERAL INFORMATION

Information Resource Center
  • General information about U.S. Department of Education programs, funding opportunities, services and publications
  • Referrals to Department programs and offices
  • Directory assistance to Department staff
  • Information about legislation and policy

1-800-USA-LEARN* (1-800-872-5327)
TTY: 1-800-437-0833
http://answers.ed.gov

Washington, D.C. Headquarters

U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202
http://www.ed.gov

FINANCIAL AID

Federal Student Aid Information Center
  • General information about student financial assistance programs, such as Pell Grants and student loans
  • Questions about the application process, status of loans and location of lenders
  • Information on teacher loan forgiveness
  • Financial aid publications

1-800-4-FED-AID* (1-800-433-3243
TTY: 1-800-730-8913
http://studentaid.ed.gov

PUBLICATIONS

Education Publications Center
  • Order Department publications and products (Braille and other alternative formats available)
  • Search for Department publications online

1-877-4-ED-PUBS* (1-877-433-7827)
TTY: 1-877-576-7734 or 1-800-437-0833
E-mail: edpubs@inet.ed.gov
www.ed.gov/pubs

CIVIL RIGHTS

Civil Rights Hotline
  • Report discrimination at education institutions on the basis of race, sex, disability, national origin or age
  • Information on civil rights compliance programs
  • Procedures for filing discrimination complaints
  • Access to civil rights regulatory and policy documents

1-800-421-3481*
TTY: 877-521-2172
E-mail: OCR@ed.gov www.ed.gov/ocr

RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
  • Statistical information
  • Reference assistance

1-800-424-1616
TTY: 202-205-7561
http://nces.ed.gov

TEACHING RESOURCES

What Works Clearinghouse
ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/

Teacher Ambassador Fellowship
www.ed.gov/programs/teacherfellowship/index.html

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
www.ed.gov/free/index.html

Teachers Website
www.ed.gov/teachers

GRANTS AND PROGRAMS

Grants and Programs Websites

RECURSOS EN ESPAÑOL

Education Resources for Spanish Speakers
Frequently asked questions about education at all levels
http://respuestas.ed.gov/

*Spanish speakers available

REGIONAL OFFICES

Region I
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)

U.S. Department of Education
POCH Building
5 Post Office Square
9th Floor, Room 24
Boston, MA 02110
Telephone: 617-289-0100

Region II
(New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands)

U.S. Department of Education
Financial Square
32 Old Slip, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Telephone: 646-428-3905

Region III
(Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)

U.S. Department of Education
100 Penn Square East
Suite 505
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: 215-656-6010

Region IV
(Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)

U.S. Department of Education
61 Forsyth St. SW
Suite 19T40
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: 404-974-9450

Region V
(Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin)

U.S. Department of Education
500 W. Madison Street
Suite 1427
Chicago, IL 60661
Telephone: 312-730-1700

Region VI
(Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)

U.S. Department of Education
1999 Bryan St.
Suite 1510
Dallas, TX 75202-6817
Telephone: 214-661-9500

Region VII
(Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska)

U.S. Department of Education
8930 Ward Parkway
Suite 2043
Kansas City, MO 64114-3302
Telephone: 816-268-0400

Region VIII
(Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)

U.S. Department of Education
1244 Speer Blvd, Suite 615
Denver, CO 80204-3582
Telephone: 303-844-3544

Region IX
(Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands)

U.S. Department of Education
50 Beale Street, Room 9700
San Francisco, CA 94105
Telephone: 415-486-5700

Region X
(Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington)

U.S. Department of Education
Jackson Federal Bldg.
915 2nd Avenue, Room 3362
Seattle, WA 98174-1099
Telephone: 206-607-1655

You may also visit the regions at http://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/gen/regions.html


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