The following committees, boards, and other groups have been created to provide advice to the U.S. Department of Education on policy and program issues. See an overview of the law that governs these committees.
- Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance
- Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Advisory Board
- National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity
- National Advisory Council on Indian Education
- National Board for Education Sciences
- National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
- President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
- President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans
- President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence For Hispanics
- President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
- Commission on Presidential Scholars (CPS)
- National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation
Independent Organizations Affiliated with ED
In 1972, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463, 5 U.S.C., App) was enacted by Congress. Its purpose was to ensure that advice rendered to the Executive Branch by the various advisory committees, task forces, boards, and commissions formed over the years by Congress, the President and Government Agencies, be both objective and accessible to the public. The Act not only formalized a process for establishing, operating, overseeing, and terminating these advisory groups, but also created the Committee Management Secretariat (MS), an organization located within the General Services Administration (GSA) whose task is to evaluate and monitor Executive Branch compliance with the Act.
For detailed information on budget, charter, members, accomplishments, meetings, and reports on all government advisory committees, go to the GSA FACA (Federal Advisory Committee Act) Database