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Planning and Evaluation Service

U.S. Department of Education
Releases Strategic Plan 2001-2005

The American public consistently rates education among its top national priorities. The public rightly expects the U.S. Department of Education (ED), in partnership with states, communities, institutions, and other Federal agencies, to carry out its responsibilities to effectively and efficiently support educational excellence and equity for all children.

On September 30, 2000, the Department transmitted to Congress and released to the public its Strategic Plan for 2001-2005. The strategies in the Plan are built from the Department's mission, "To ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the Nation," and help to identify Department-wide issues that need to be addressed.

In our effort to improve the agency's performance, we will work continuously to apply this Strategic Plan as a management tool for the Department.

NOTE: Each section is presented below in portable document format (pdf) and MS Word :

  • Title and Table of Contents
    [PDF] (27 K)  |  [MS Word] (63K)

  • Introduction to ED Strategic Planning Draft
    [PDF] (65 K)  |  [MS Word] (146K)

  • Goal 1. Build a solid foundation for learning for all children
    [PDF] (75 K)  |  [MS Word] (145K)

  • Goal 2. Reform the United States education system to help make it the best in the world
    [PDF] (87 K)  |  [MS Word] (151K)

  • Goal 3. Ensure access for all to postsecondary education and lifelong learning
    [PDF] (63 K)  |  [MS Word] (102K)

  • Goal 4. Make the Education Department a high-performance organization
    [PDF] (78 K)  |  [MS Word] (156K)

  • Supporting Documents
    [PDF] (81 K)  |  [MS Word] (103K)

If you have any questions or comments concerning the ED Strategic Plan or the strategic planning process, please share them with us at strategic_plan@ed.gov or in writing to: Planning and Evaluation Service, Strategic Plan Comments, U.S. Department of Education, Suite 6W300, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202-8170

U.S. Department of Education
Office of the Under Secretary
Planning and Evaluation Service

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