An Overview of the U.S. Department of Education

As a new employee of the Department of Education you are entering a Cabinet-level Executive agency with an important mission to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness. We are thrilled that you are joining the Department of Education community to help us carry out this significant work. The information in this section will explain how ED is organized and includes detailed information about the Department and the Principal Office where you will be working.

Main Department of Education Site - Follow this link to familiarize yourself with the main Department of Education website.

Organizational Structure - Information on ED's coordinating structure and description of offices' roles and functions within the organization.

ED Principal Offices - Information on ED's Principal Offices

Guide to ED Programs - Information on the U.S. Department of Education (ED) programs

Grant Administration - Information about Grant Administration, regulations, resources and training

Performance Plans and Accountability - Department-wide annual plans and performance reports which describe the goals and intended outcomes of programs and initiatives.

General Budget - Information on the Department's budget and budget-related news.

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Last Modified: 09/16/2010