The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Preschool, Elementary, Secondary Education

Preschool, elementary, secondary education



Defense Dept. (DoD), Education Activity, 4800 Mark Center Dr., Alexandria, VA 22350-1400; (571) 372-0590. Fax, (571) 372-5829. Thomas M. Brady, Director.


Civilian office that maintains school system for dependents of all military personnel and eligible civilians in the United States and abroad. Develops uniform curriculum and educational standards; monitors student performance and school accreditation.

Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) (Education Dept.), Lyndon B. Johnson Bldg., 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., #3W315, 20202; (202) 401-0113. Fax, (202) 205-0310. Ian Rosenblum, Assistant Secretary (Acting).

General email,


Administers federal assistance programs for preschool, elementary, and secondary education (both public and private). Program divisions include Disaster Recovery Unit; State and Grantee Relations and Evidence Based Practices; Discretionary Grants & Support Services; Formula Grants (including Title ...

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