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.

Special Topics in Education

Special topics in education

Bilingual and Multicultural


Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) (State Dept.), English Language Programs, 2200 C St. N.W., #4B16, 20520; (202) 632-9272. Joseph Bookbinder, Director, (202) 632-9281.

General email,

Web, and

Promotes the learning and teaching of American English around the world in order to foster mutual understanding between the people of other countries and the people of the United States.

English Language Acquisition (OELA) (Education Dept.), Lyndon B. Johnson Bldg., 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., #5E106, 20202-6510; (202) 401-1402. Fax, (202) 260-1292. Supreet Anand, Assistant Deputy Secretary (Acting).


Provides grants for the professional development of teachers of English learners and administers the Native American/Alaska-Native Children in School Program and National Professional Development Discretionary Grant Programs.

Postsecondary Education (OPE) (Education Dept.), Higher ...

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