2022 Agency Equity Plan Related to Executive Order 13985   [open pdf - 360KB]

From the Executive Summary: "The U.S. Department of Education (Department) has an opportunity and a responsibility to support states, districts, schools, institutions of higher education, educators, families and, ultimately, students in delivering on America's promise of education. Its stated mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. To fulfill this mission, the agency must embed equity throughout its operations and mission to meet the needs of every learner. [...] Consistent with the priorities of the Biden-Harris Administration, the Department has and is focused on strengthening the agency's processes, policies, strategies, and culture to ensure equity is the foundation upon which all decisions and protocols rest, and to strengthen the agency's work and build on its impact. We further recognize that in order to maximize opportunities to promote and implement equity throughout the work of the agency and do the work at the level in which we are most swiftly and efficiently garnering change, we require resources--including increased workforce capacity. In this way, we can guarantee that the transformative changes last long beyond the life of Executive Order 13985 and uphold our mission of ensuring equal access in educational opportunities and excellence for all students."

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