United States federal resources for schools and education
Summary: ED's mission is to promote student achievement & preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence & ensuring equal access.
United States Department of Education
ED's 4,500 employees and $71.5 billion budget are dedicated to: • Establishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds.
• Collecting data on America's schools and disseminating research.
• Focusing national attention on key educational issues.
• Prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education.