United States Department of Education
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-level department of the United States
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government. Recreated by the Department of Education Organization Act
Department of Education Organization Act
The Department of Education Organization Act is a United States federal law enacted in 1980.-Purpose:Congress established the United States Department of Education on May 4, 1980, in the Department of Education Organization Act...
(Public Law 96-88) and signed into law by President Jimmy Carter
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on October 17, 1979, it began operating on May 16, 1980.
The Department of Education Organization Act divided the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare into the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services.