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*IMPORTANT NOTICE*
The Department is currently experiencing technical difficulties with our FOIA request form. To submit a new FOIA request, please email your request to:  EDFOIAManager@ed.gov

About FOIA

More Resources

 Requests Status Log
 Current Log - FY2014
 download files PDF (0.88 MB)

Open Government Plan
Annual FOIA Report - FY2013
download files  PDF (1.069 KB)
download files  XML (530 KB)
Chief FOIA Officer Report
download files  MS Word (151K)
Archived Annual Reports
Presidents Memorandum Regarding FOIA disclaimer
Attorney General Holder's FOIA Memo download files
FOIA.gov
ED FOIA Regulations
DOJ FOIA Guide disclaimer
U.S. Department of Education FOIA Plan and Status Reports

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, was enacted in 1966 and generally provides that:

The federal FOIA does not provide access to records held by state or local government agencies, or by private businesses or individuals. Most states, and some local jurisdictions have their own laws about access to state and local records. State Education agencies should be contacted for further information about these statutes.

Making Requests

Consult the Making a Request link if you plan to make a FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Education. You may be able to access the information you need on the Internet without making a FOIA request. Before making a FOIA request, you should browse our FOIA Library and search the ED.gov website. Both contain many documents that are available to the public.


 
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