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The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of elementary and secondary education
■ Introduction

The Department of Education Organization Act of 1979 established the Department of Education as a cabinet-level agency that began operation in 1980. The department was formed by transferring to it the educational responsibilities from other agencies, most notably those from the Health, Education and Welfare Department, which was redesignated as the Health and Human Services Department. The Education Department was charged with ensuring equal access to educational opportunities and improving the coordination of federal education programs.

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