U.S. Department of Education

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U.S. Department of Education

A cabinet-level body of the U.S. federal government responsible for establishing and implementing policies related to federal funding and other assistance for education. It also is charged with enforcing civil rights as they relate to education. The department was established in 1980.
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Recognizing the importance of the Internet in the future of education, the Clinton Government mandated that all classrooms should be connected to the Internet by the year 2000, and all teachers must be trained to integrate this technology into the curriculum (US Department of Education, 1996).

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