Spellings Sets New Structure for Ed. Dept.
The U.S. Department of Education announced a restructuring plan on March 4 that will move several offices under one of two umbrellas, as well as create a new office that will handle communications and a new office dealing with policy development.
The office of the deputy secretary of education will now focus on K-12 policy, which includes implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and President Bush’s High School Initiative. The deputy secretary will supervise the offices of elementary and secondary education, innovation and improvement, English-language acquisition, special education and rehabilitative services, and safe and drug-free schools, along with other precollegiate initiatives.
Higher and adult education policy will be the focus of the undersecretary of education, who will oversee the offices of postsecondary education and vocational and adult education, as well as student financial aid...
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