United States Department of Education
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building, Department Headquarters
|Formed||October 17, 1979|
|Jurisdiction||Federal government of the United States|
|Headquarters||Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building, 400 Maryland Avenue, Southwest, Washington, D.C., U.S. 20202|
|Annual budget||$68 billion (2016)|
The United States Department of Education (also referred to as ED, for Education Department) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government. Created by the Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88), it was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on October 17, 1979 and began operating on May 4, 1980.
References[change | change source]
- Stratford, Michael (January 22, 2018). "Education Department goes into shutdown mode". Politico. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
- "Overview and Mission Statement - U.S. Department of Education". www2.ed.gov.