An Overview of the U.S. Department of Education
September 2010

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.

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Table of Contents

1.  A Message From the Secretary
2.  What Is the U.S. Department of Education?
3.  How Does the Department of Education Serve America’s Students?.
4.  What Is Not Part of the Department of Education’s Role?
5.  How Is the Department of Education Organized?
6.  Where Is the Department of Education?
7.  Where Can I Get More Information?

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