Department of Education (ED)
The Department of Education's 4,500 employees represent several federal agencies supporting ED's mission to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. They support such activities like the President's boards and commissions on education for Hispanic Americans, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.
- 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.
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