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United States Department of Education
| United States|
Department of Education
|Seal of the U.S. Department of Education|
|Flag of the U.S. Department of Education|
|Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building, Department Headquarters|
|Formed||October 17, 1979|
|Preceding agencies|| Department of Health, Education, and Welfare|
Office of Education
|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)|
|Agency executives|| Betsy DeVos, Secretary |
Mick Zais, Deputy Secretary
Vacant, Under Secretary
Carlos G. Muñiz, General Counsel
|Key document||Department of Education Organization Act|
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.
- Stratford, Michael (January 22, 2018). "Education Department goes into shutdown mode". Politico. https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-education/2018/01/22/education-department-goes-into-shutdown-mode-079492. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
- "Overview and Mission Statement - U.S. Department of Education". http://www2.ed.gov/about/landing.jhtml.