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Department of Education   /dɪpˈɑrtmənt əv ˌɛdʒəkˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Department of Education

The United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979.  Synonyms: Education, Education Department.

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"Department of Education" Quotes from Famous Books

... vastly more involved. It concerned the schools, about which no one knew anything for certain. The annual reports of the Department of Education were models of how to say a thing so that no one by any chance could understand what it was about. It was possible to prove from them that, while there was notoriously a dearth of school accommodation, while children knocked vainly for admission and the Superintendent ...
— The Making of an American • Jacob A. Riis

... direction of a Commissioner of Education. While this subject is strictly a State and local function, it should continue to have the encouragement of the National Government. I am still of the opinion that much good could be accomplished through the establishment of a Department of Education and Relief, into which would be gathered all of these functions under one directing member ...
— Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present • Various

... not to enlarge it. To create a debt for any purpose other than to meet a temporary deficiency, the mayor and council must first obtain the consent of both the state legislature and the city electorate. The department of education is intrusted to an unsalaried board of nine commissioners, appointed by the mayor with the approval of the second branch of the council for a term of six years, three retiring every two years. This board appoints a superintendent, six or more assistant superintendents, ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 - "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy" • Various

Words linked to "Department of Education" :   educational activity, Education Department, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, instruction, executive department

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