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Director, Debt Collection Service
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher

Education Programs
Director, Center for International Education
Chief Financial Officer

Director, Financial Services
Director, Grants and Contracts Service


The Department of Education establishes policy for, administers, and coordinates most Federal assistance to education. Its mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the Nation.

The Department of Education was activities to meet the special educational created by the Department of Education needs of populations with limited English Organization Act (20 U.S.C. 3411). The proficiency Department is administered under the Civil Rights The Assistant Secretary for supervision and direction of the

Civil Rights is responsible for ensuring Secretary of Education.

that institutional recipients of Federal

financial assistance do not discriminate Office of the Secretary

against American students, faculty, or Secretary The Secretary of Education

other individuals on the basis of race, advises the President on education plans, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or policies, and programs of the Federal age. Government. The Secretary also serves

Elementary and Secondary Education as the Chief Executive Officer of the The Assistant Secretary for Elementary Department, coordinating and

and Secondary Education formulates overseeing all Department activities, policy for, directs, and coordinates the providing support and encouragement to Department's activities relating to States and localities on matters related to preschool, elementary, and secondary education, and focusing the resources of education. Included are grants and the Department and the attention of the contracts to State educational agencies country on ensuring equal access to and local school districts, postsecondary education and promoting educational schools, and nonprofit organizations for excellence throughout the Nation. The State and local reform, compensatory, Deputy Secretary, the Under Secretary, migrant, and Indian education; drug-free the Assistant Secretaries, the Inspector schools; other school improvement General, the General Counsel, and the

programs, and impact aid. Chief Financial Officer are the principal Educational Research and Improvement officers who assist the Secretary in the The Assistant Secretary for Educational overall management of the Department. Research and Improvement provides

national leadership in expanding Activities

fundamental knowledge and improving Bilingual Education The Office of the quality of education. This Office is Bilingual Education and Minority

responsible for conducting and Languages Affairs administers programs supporting education-related research designed to fund activities that assist activities; monitoring the state of students with limited English proficiency. education through the collection and The Office administers the discretionary analysis of statistical data; promoting the grant competition for 12 grant programs use and application of research and established by law and 2 formula grant development to improve instructional programs under the Immigrant Education practices in the classroom; and Program. The Office also administers disseminating these findings and contracts for research and evaluation, providing technical assistance for technical assistance, and clearinghouse specific problems at school sites.

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Vocational and Adult Education The Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education administers grant, contract, and technical assistance programs for vocational-technical education and for adult education and literacy. The Office is also responsible for coordinating these programs with other Education Department and Federal programs supporting services and research for adult education, literacy, and occupational training. Special Education and Rehabilitative Services The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services is responsible for special education programs and services expressly designed to meet the needs and develop the full potential of children with disabilities; and comprehensive rehabilitation service programs specifically designed to reduce human dependency, to increase self-reliance, and to fully utilize the productive capabilities of all persons with disabilities. Programs include support for training of teachers and other professional personnel; grants for research; financial aid to help States initiate, expand, and improve their resources; and media services and captioned films for hearing-impaired persons. Postsecondary Education The Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education formulates policy and directs and

coordinates programs for assistance to postsecondary educational institutions and students pursuing a postsecondary education. Programs include assistance for the improvement and expansion of American educational resources for international studies and services, grants to improve instruction in crucial academic subjects, and construction assistance for academic facilities. Also included are programs of student financial assistance, including Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Grants to States for State Student Incentives, Work-Study, Federal Direct Student Loans, Stafford Loans, Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), Supplemental Loans for Students (SLS), Consolidation Loans, and Perkins Loans.

Administration and implementation of the Federal Direct Loan Program is under the authority of the Senior Adviser to the Secretary through September 30, 1996. Regional Offices Each regional office serves as a center for the dissemination of information and provides technical assistance to State and local educational agencies and other institutions and individuals interested in Federal education activities. Offices are located in Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Kansas City, MO; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; and Seattle, WA.

Federally Aided Corporations

[These Corporations are supported in part by Federal funds appropriated in the budget of the Department of Education.)

American Printing House for the Blind
P.O. Box 6085, Louisville, KY 40206
Phone, 502-895–2405

Chairman of the Board


The American Printing House for the Blind was incorporated by the Kentucky Legislature in 1858 to assist in the education of the blind by distributing Braille books, talking books, and educational aids without cost to

educational institutions educating blind children pursuant to the act “To Promote the Education of the Blind," as amended (20 Stat. 467), adopted by Congress in 1879.

Gallaudet University 800 Florida Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20002 Phone, 202-651-5000

Chairman, Board of Trustees
President, Gallaudet University
Vice President, Academic Affairs
Vice President, Administration and Business
Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Vice President, Precollege National Mission



The Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, and the Blind was incorporated by act of February 16, 1857 (11 Stat. 161). An amendatory act of February 23, 1865 (13 Stat. 436), changed the name to the Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb. The name was subsequently changed to Columbia Institution for the Deaf by act of March 4, 1911 (36 Stat. 1422). The act of June 18, 1954 (20 U.S.C. 691 et seq.), changed its name to Gallaudet College. The Education of the Deaf Act of 1986 (20 U.S.C. 4301) changed the name to Gallaudet University.

Gallaudet University was established to provide a liberal higher education for deaf persons who need special facilities to compensate for their loss of hearing. The primary purpose of the university is to afford its students the intellectual and spiritual development that can be acquired through a study of the liberal arts and sciences.

In addition to its undergraduate program, the University operates a graduate program at the master's level to prepare teachers and other professional personnel to work with persons who are deaf, a research program focusing on problems related to deafness, and continuing education for deaf adults.

Accreditation Gallaudet University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Council on Social Work Education. Model Secondary School for the Deaf The school was established by act of October 15, 1966 (20 U.S.C. 693), when the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare entered into an agreement with Gallaudet College for the establishment and operation, including construction, of such a facility. It was established as an exemplary educational facility for deaf students of high school age from the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the rest of the Nation on a space-available basis. The school's mission is to provide maximum flexibility in curricula and to encourage the originality, imagination, and innovation needed to satisfy deaf students' high aspirations.

The objectives of the school are to provide day and residential facilities for deaf youth of high school age, in order to prepare some for college and other advanced study and to provide terminal education for others; to prepare all students to the maximum extent possible to be independent, contributing

members of society; and to stimulate the development of similar programs throughout the Nation. Kendall Demonstration Elementary School The School became the Nation's first demonstration elementary school for the deaf by act of December 24, 1970 (20 U.S.C. 695), which authorized Gallaudet College to operate and maintain it as a model that will

experiment in techniques and materials, and to disseminate information from these and future projects to educational facilities for deaf children throughout the country. The School is located on the campus of Gallaudet University and now serves approximately 200 students. For further information, contact the Public Relations Office, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20002. Phone, 202651–5505. Internet, http://www.gallaudet.edu/.

Howard University 2400 Sixth Street NW., Washington, DC 20059 Phone, 202-806-6100



Howard University was established by act of March 2, 1867 (14 Stat. 438). It is governed by a 27-member selfperpetuating board of trustees. The University maintains a special relationship with the Federal Government through the Department of Education.

Howard University, jointly supported by congressional appropriations and private funds, is a comprehensive university organization offering instruction in 17 schools and colleges as follows: the college of liberal arts, the school of engineering, the school of architecture and planning, the school of business and public administration, the college of fine arts, the college of medicine, the college of dentistry, the college of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science, the school of law, the school of religion, the graduate school, the school

of social work, the school of communications, the school of education, the college of nursing, the school of human ecology, the college of allied health sciences, and a summer school. In addition, Howard University has research institutes in the following areas: the arts and the humanities, urban affairs and research, drug abuse and addiction, minority business education, and the study of educational policy.

The University is coeducational and admits students of every race, creed, color, and national origin, but it accepts and discharges a special responsibility for the admission and training of black students.

For further information, contact the Office of University Communications, Howard University, 2400 Sixth Street NW., Washington, DC 20001. Phone, 202-8060970.

National Institute for Literacy
Suite 200, 800 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006
Phone, 202-632-1500



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