The Department of Education

The paper for unit 5 is your choice of the following cabinets-level departments: treasury, education or justice. Here are the definitions

for these departments according to www.whitehouse.gov
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Department of Education (www.education.gov
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The mission of the Department of Education is to promote student achievement and preparation for competition in a global economy by

fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access to educational opportunity.
The Department administers federal financial aid for education, collects data on America’s schools to guide improvements in education

quality, and works to complement the efforts of state and local governments, parents, and students.
The U.S. Secretary of Education oversees the Department’s 4,200 employees and $68.6 billion budget.

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