Welcome to the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development!
(Please note that the Budget Service has moved to the Office of Finance and Operations)
The Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development (OPEPD) advises the Secretary on all matters relating to policy development, implementation, and review. OPEPD coordinates with Department offices to ensure alignment with the Secretary’s priorities, including a focus of evidence-based practices where the Department and the field can continuously improve by building stronger evidence, making decisions based on a clear understanding of the available evidence, and disseminating evidence to decision makers. In addition, OPEPD oversees the design, supervision, and publication of evaluation studies; it clarifies and enforces of laws related to student privacy; developing educational technology policy and establishing strategies that encourage the use educational technology to transform teaching and learning; and advances Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in the Department, across Federal agencies, and with external partners.
For more information about the functions and structure of the office, please visit https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/om/fs_po/opepd/home.html.
Grants Policy Office
The Grants Policy Office (GPO) works with offices across the Department to ensure alignment with the Secretary’s policy priorities and to support a culture of evidence-based practices through designing and implementing grant competitions; working with stakeholders to minimize federal burdens, encouraging innovation and experimentation; and developing and providing training to staff.
Office of Educational Technology
The Office of Educational Technology (OET) develops educational technology policy and establishes strategies for encouraging the development and use of educational technology. This work includes supporting research to improve learning outcomes and developing, disseminating and updating the National Education Technology Plan. It works with offices across the Department to keep staff and leadership apprised of trends in educational technology and collaborates with a diverse group of stakeholders to improve learning outcomes and to transform teaching and learning to empower students and families.
For additional information, please see: https://tech.ed.gov/.
For more information, please see: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html?src=ft.