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FY 1999 Annual Plan - Volume 1. Objective Performance Plans and Data Quality - February 27, 1998

Appendix A: Coordination with Other Agencies


Acronyms

For federal agencies and U.S. Department of Education offices mentioned in the following table:
Agencies:
USDADepartment of Agriculture
CNSCorporation for National Service
DODDepartment of Defense
DOJDepartment of Justice
DOLDepartment of Labor
EDDepartment of Education
FCCFederal Communications Commission
GPOGovernment Printing Office
GSAGeneral Services Administration
HHSDepartment of Health and Human Services
HUDDepartment of Housing and Urban Development
INSImmigration and Naturalization Service
IRSInternal Revenue Service
NASANational Aeronautical and Space Administration
NICHDNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development
NIDANational Institute on Drug Abuse
NSFNational Science Foundation
OJJDPOffice of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
ONDCPOffice of National Drug Control Policy
USPSUnited States Postal Service
 
ED offices:
ARCAmerica Reads Challenge
DAELDivision of Adult Education and Literacy
NCESNational Center for Education Statistics
OBEMLAOffice of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs
ODSOffice of the Deputy Secretary
OERIOffice of Educational Research and Improvement
OESEOffice of Elementary and Secondary Education
OIIAOffice of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs
OPEOffice of Postsecondary Education
OSERSOffice of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
OUSOffice of the Under Secretary
OVAEOffice of Vocational and Adult Education
PESPlanning and Evaluation Service
RSARehabilitation Services Administration
SDFSSafe and Drug-Free Schools

U.S. Department of Education - Coordination with Federal Agencies
Organization Goal 1. Help all students reach challenging academic standards so that they are prepared for responsible citizenship, further learning and productive employment. Goal 2. Build a solid foundation for learning for all children Goal 3. Ensure access to postsecondary education and lifelong learning. Goal 4. Make ED a high-performing organization by focusing on results, service quality, and customer satisfaction

Departments

Agriculture (USDA) After school programs. The Family-School Partnership Initiative, USDA, and other agencies participate in the Federal Support to Communities Initiative which was established to coordinate after-school programs. (Obj. 1.5 )     Research. OERI's National Institute on Early Childhoold Education will implement an early childhood longitudinal study with HHS and USDA. (Obj. 4.3)
Defense (DOD)   Children's reading. OIIA and the America Reads Challenge (ARC) Office will collaborate with the U.S. Army's Extended Learning Program to train its program directors in using READ*WRITE*NOW! strategies and materials. (Obj. 2.2) Defaulted borrowers. OPE will work with DOD to better track defaulted borrowers and return them to repayment. (Obj. 3.3) Research. Several ED offices (OESE, OERI, OUS, and OSERS) support the Early Childhood Research Working Group (Health and Human Services, DOD, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, and National Science Foundation) in coordinating research priorities and databases. (Obj. 4.3)
Health and Human Services (HHS) Drug prevention activities. OESE's Safe and Drug-Free Schools (SDFS) office will continue to pursue joint projects, including efforts to provide training and technical assistance to educators, communities, and states with the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). (Obj. 1.3)

Prevention activities. OESE's SDFS office will support the Initiative on Youth Substance Abuse Prevention with HHS's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, and NIDA (Obj. 1.3)

Evaluation. OESE and PES cooperate on evaluation projects with HHS like School Health Policies and Program's Study. (Obj 1.3)

Data. OESE and PES maximize use of data including NIDA's Monitoring the Future and the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. (Obj. 1.3 )

After school programs. The Family-School Partnership Initiative, HHS, and other agencies participate in the Federal Support to Communities Initiative which was established to coordinate after school programs. (Obj. 1.5 )

Indicators of child well-being. OESE works to incorporate the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics' indicators of child well-being into all programs; including Even Start. (Obj. 2.1)

Aligned indicators. OESE works with the Head Start Bureau to align indicators of progress and quality between the Even Start program and Head Start programs. (Obj. 2.1)

Early learning programs. OESE Coordinate preschool programs and efforts of the proposed "Early Learning Fund" which is proposed to support programs that improve early learning and the quality and safety of child care. (Obj. 2.1)

Information sharing. OESE will use the Early Childhood Research Working Group to exchange/share current information, provide opportunities for interagency research collaboration, and use findings to improve programs. (Obj. 2.1)

School linked services. OESE supports "Communities Can" initiative to promote school-linked services for young children and their families. (Obj. 2.1)

America Reads initiative. OUS will coordinate publications development and dissemination with Head Start and Resource and Referral Network. (Obj. 2.2)

Reading outreach. The ARC Office will coordinate outreach with Head Start and Resource and Referral Network to early childhood caregivers. (Obj. 2.2)

Reading and early childhood collaboration. OESE, OIIA, and the ARC Office will coordinate community collaboration of Head Start and Resource and Referral Network and Department funded activities for reading and early childhood. (Obj. 2.2)

Study on acquisition of English. OBEMLA will collaborating with NICHD to launch a five-year study on acquisition of English and teaching and learning of reading. (Obj. 2.2)

Acquisition of English grants. OSERS will award grants that model NICHD research for the learning disabled population. (Obj. 2.2)

Participation in educational activities. OESE, OBEMLA, and OSERS will expand coordinated efforts to ensure that children from families moving from welfare to work and others with special needs receive opportunities to participate fully in educational activities aimed at helping them reach high standards. (Obj. 2.4)

Defaulted borrowers. Work with HHS to better track defaulted borrowers and return them to repayment. (Obj. 3.3)

SSA beneficiaries. RSA will address with SSA the disincentives to work that affect SSA beneficiaries. (Obj 3.4)

Learning accommodation strategies. The Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) will work with the NIH and the Division of National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center to develop information concerning learning accommodation strategies to facilitate the participation of adults with disabilities in literacy programs. (Obj. 3.4)

Welfare-to-work. Joint HHS and ED effort to evaluate welfare-to work strategies. (Obj. 3.4)

Research. Several ED offices (OESE, OERI, OUS, and OSERS) support the Early Childhood Research Working Group (Health and Human Services, DOD, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, and National Science Foundation) in coordinating research priorities and databases. (Obj. 4.3)

Early childhood longitudinal study. OERI implementing an early childhood longitudinal study with HHS and USDA. (Obj. 4.3)

Research priorities. OERI with NSF and NICHD develop comprehensive priorities for education research in areas of national need. (Obj. 4.3)

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) After school programs. The Family-School Partnership Initiative, HUD, and other agencies participate in the Federal Support to Communities Initiative which was established to coordinate after school programs. (Obj. 1.5 )   Defaulted borrowers. OPE will work with HUD to better track defaulted borrowers and return them to repayment. (Obj. 3.3)  
Interior   Reading programs. OIIA OESE, and the ARC Office will coordinate with the Bureau of Indian Affairs schools to encourage extended learning in reading programs that support the America Reads Challenge. (Obj. 2.2)    
Justice (DOJ) Prevention activities. OESE's SDFS office will continue to pursue joint projects such as the truancy and hate crimes initiatives with DOJ's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Obj. 1.3)

Data. OESE and PES work with DOJ to develop and implement the President's Report Card on School Violence. (Obj. 1.3)

Evaluation. OESE and PES will cooperate on evaluation projects such as the National Study on School Violence, conducted in cooperation with the National Institute for Justice, and the National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools. (Obj. 1.3)

Prevention technical assistance. OESE's SDFS office with OJJDP, and DOJ's Office for Victims of Crime will jointly pursue projects, including providing training and technical assistance to educators, communities, and states. (Obj. 1.3)

Data. OESE and PES seek to maximize use of National Crime Victimization Survey data in reporting on school crime. (Obj. 1.3)

After school programs. The Family-School Partnership Initiative, DOJ and other agencies participate in the Federal Support to Communities Initiative which was established to coordinate after school programs. (Obj. 1.5 )

America Reads Challenge sites. The ARC Office and OESE will collaborate with Justice's Weed and Seed Program to train program directors in using Weed and Seed sites as America Reads Challenge extended learning settings; and provide materials for reading to Weed and Seed sites. (Obj. 2.2)

Census of juvenile facilities. OESE, OVAE, and PES will coordinate in developing a Census of Residential Juvenile Facilities -- a multidisciplinary project to collect information on juveniles in detention and correctional custody, including data on education. (Obj. 2.4)

Defaulted borrowers. OPE will work with DOJ, to better track defaulted borrowers and return them to repayment. (Obj. 3.3)

Student aid eligibility. OPE will work with Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to perform data matches to efficiently and effectively determine eligibility for student aid. (Obj. 3.3)

Student loan repayment. OPE will work with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to obtain adjusted gross income and other tax information on borrowers regarding the repayment of their student loans including tax refund offsets for defaulted borrowers. (Obj. 3.3)

Research. Several ED offices (OESE, OERI, OUS, and OSERS) support the Early Childhood Research Working Group (Health and Human Services, DOD, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, and National Science Foundation) in coordinating research priorities and databases. (Obj. 4.3)
Labor (DOL) School-to-work program. OVAE and DOL jointly administer the School-to-Work program and through the national School-to-Work Office are coordinating efforts to improve program management by aligning grant-making, audit, technical assistance, and performance reporting functions. (Obj. 1.2)

School-to-work concepts. Job Corps Centers are being encouraged to emphasize adoption of school-to-work concepts. (Obj. 1.2)

Participation in educational activities. OESE, OBEMLA, OSERS expand coordinated efforts to ensure that children from families moving from welfare to work and others with special needs receive opportunities to participate fully in educational activities aimed at helping them reach high standards. (Obj. 2.4) Student with disabilities. Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and the School-to-Work office are working to ensure that students with disabilities receive appropriate school-to-work transition services. (Obj. 3.4) Research. Several ED offices (OESE, OERI, and OSERS) support the Early Childhood Research Working Group (Health and Human Services, DOD, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, and National Science Foundation) in coordinating research priorities and databases. (Obj. 4.3)

Waiver authority. ED jointly administers waiver authority with the School-to-Work Office. (Obj. 4.2)

Treasury     Information dissemination. Internal Revenue Service prepares publications in consultation with OPE regarding steps needed for taxpayers to claim the Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning tax credits. (Obj. 3.2)

Student loan interest rates. Consult with the Treasury Department on the setting of student loan interest rates. (Obj. 3.2)

Tax credits. OPE coordinates to implement the Lifetime Learning tax credit. (Obj. 3.4)

 

Independent Agencies

Corporation for National Services (CNS) After school programs. The Family-School Partnership Initiative, USDA, and other agencies participate in the Federal Support to Communities Initiative which was established to coordinate after school programs. (Obj. 1.5 ) America Reads Challenge (ARC) sites. ARC coordinates 65 ARC Pilot Sites with CNS grantee sites using CNS volunteer tutors. (Obj. 2.2)

Publication development. The ARC office will coordinate cross-use of CNS and ED publications for the ARC and collaborative development of materials. (Obj. 2.2)

College work-study support. The ARC Office will cross-use College Work Study students to support CNS and Department ARC sites. (Obj. 2.2)

   
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) E-rate. The Office of Educational Technology will work with the FCC and the Schools and Libraries Corporation to effectively implement effective use of the "E-rate" which will greatly expand the use of technology in schools. (Obj. 1.7)      
General Services Administration (GSA)       Information dissemination. OERI is currently working with the Consumer Information Center (CIC) to develop, promote, and distribute information to the public. (Obj. 4.1)
Government Printing Office (GPO)       Depository Library System. OERI continues to work with this library system to ensure all documents printed by GPO are deposited, putting ED documents in the public domain for use by all taxpayers and citizens. (Obj 4.1)
National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA)   Teachers of mathematics. OERI will work with NASA and other agencies to prepare a "roadmap" for teacher preparation to improve the training of future teachers of mathematics. (Obj. 2.3)    
National Endowment for the Arts Prevention technical assistance. OESE's SDFS office will pursue joint projects, including efforts to provide training and technical assistance to educators, communities, and states. (Obj. 1.3)      
National Science Foundation (NSF) Professional development. OERI, ODS, OESE in coordination with NSF, fund projects of national significance to upgrade professional development in mathematics. (Obj 1.4) Challenging mathematics. ODS and other ED offices work on the ED-NSF action strategy which will launch a national information and engagement campaign on the importance of mathematics and jointly award grants to strengthen the coordination of federal programs in supporting challenging mathematics. (Obj. 2.3)   Research priorities. OERI with NSF and NICHD develop comprehensive priorities for education research in areas of national need. (Obj. 4.3)

Research. Several ED offices (OESE, OERI, OUS, and OSERS) support the Early Childhood Research Working Group (HHS, DOD, DOJ, DOL, and NSF) in coordinating research priorities and databases. (Obj. 4.3)

Office of Science and Technology Policy Learning technologies. The Office of Educational Technology will work to complete interagency action plan on learning technologies research and development. (Obj. 1.7)      
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Prevention activities. OESE's SDFS office supports the Initiative on Youth Substance Abuse Prevention with HHS, and ONDCP. (Obj. 1.3)

Performance indicators. OESE's SDFS office is coordinating performance indicators with ONDCP and other agencies. (Obj. 1.3)

     
Selective Service     Student aid eligibility. OPE works with Selective Service to perform data matches to efficiently and effectively determine eligibility for student aid. (Obj. 3.3)  
U.S. Postal Service (USPS)     Defaulted borrowers. OPE will work with USPS to better track defaulted borrowers and return them to repayment. (Obj. 3.3)  


Facts about the Department of Education

  • The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is the smallest federal department, with less than 5,000 staff. Our full-time equivalent (FTE) staffing ceiling in FY 1998 is 4,586.

  • The number of programs that will be administered in FY 1998 is about 170.

  • We will provide or oversee an estimated $74 billion in aid to education in FY 1998. This figure includes program funding, new student loans, and federal administration. It breaks down as follows:

    • Congressional appropriations for program activities: $33.9 billion. These funds are used for grants to state and local agencies, higher education institutions, and other entities; contracts; and subsidies for direct and guaranteed student loans.

    • New student loans: $39.2 billion. Postsecondary education student loans are made by ED, guaranteed by ED and issued by banks and other financial institutions, or, under the Perkins loan program, issued by postsecondary educational institutions.

    • Federal administration: $852.3 million. Department of Education salaries and expenses totaled 1.2% of the FY 1998 dollars for aid to education.

  • We are responsible for a portfolio of outstanding student loans that will total about $153 billion in FY 1998.

  • Federal funds from all federal agencies represent a small but important proportion of K-12 education funding and postsecondary general institutional funding, but provide or guarantee a very large share of student financial aid. For FY 1998, it is estimated that federal education funds will represent about -
    • 9% of all education funding (public and private).
    • 6% of K-12 funding (public and private).
    • 12% of funding for postsecondary institutions (excluding student financial aid).
    • 75% of all student financial aid awarded to postsecondary students.

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