United States Department of Education

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United States
Department of Education
Seal of the United States Department of Education.svg
Seal of the U.S. Department of Education
Flag of the United States Department of Education.svg
Flag of the U.S. Department of Education
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Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building, Department Headquarters
Department overview
FormedOctober 17, 1979; 39 years ago (1979-10-17)
Preceding agencies
JurisdictionFederal government of the United States
HeadquartersLyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building, 400 Maryland Avenue, Southwest, Washington, D.C., U.S. 20202
Coordinates: 38°53′11.5″N 77°1′7.9″W / 38.886528°N 77.018861°W / 38.886528; -77.018861
Employees3912 (2018)[1]
Annual budget$68 billion (2016)[2]
Department executives
Key document
Websitewww.ed.gov

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]

  1. Stratford, Michael (January 22, 2018). "Education Department goes into shutdown mode". Politico. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  2. "Overview and Mission Statement - U.S. Department of Education". www2.ed.gov.