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Departmental Resources

Departmental Resources

Departmental resources

■ About the Education Department

The Education Department was created as a stand-alone agency in 1980 as directed by the Department of Education Organization Act, which was signed into law in 1979. Previously, the Education Department’s functions were carried out by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, which was reorganized as the Education Department and the Health and Human Services Department (p. 723).

Education Department

The current Education Department’s mission covers elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educational institutions that receive federal funding. With a budget of nearly $70 billion and more than 4,400 employees, the agency develops policy and promulgates regulation to:

Ensure civil rights protections for students (and their families) enrolled in federally funded educational institutions, including students with disabilities;

Administer the student financial aid ...

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