The U.S Department of Education administers a number of programs to ensure equal access to education and promote educational excellence for all Americans, and to make sure that no child is left behind. Information about those programs can be found in the searchable Guide to ED Programs.
The responsibilities of the U.S. Department of Education generally fall into six important areas:
Providing national leadership and partnerships to address critical issues in American education
Serving as a national clearinghouse of good ideas
Helping families pay for college
Helping local communities and schools meet the most pressing needs of their students
Preparing students for employment in a changing economy
Ensuring nondiscrimination by recipients of federal education funds
Visit the U.S.Department of Education's web site to learn more about their programs and services.