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Flagship Initiative, Transparency: ED Data Express

Aligned to goals:
  • 1.2: Make more data and information available to the public.
  • 1.6: Foster more transparency in the larger educational community.
  • 3.1: Enhance collaboration with other federal and non-federal agencies, the public, and non-profit and private entities.

The President's goals for education are:

Strategic Action Plan for Open Government

While the Department feels that it has made some great strides in transparency, participation, and collaboration over the past year, we recognize that there are continuous improvements we can make that will allow greater insight into internal processes and plans and ensure a constant, open dialogue with our stakeholders.

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Federal Student Aid (FSA) College.gov

Aligned to goals:
  • 1.5: Maintain up-to-date information on the Department's website about Department offices and key programs.
  • 2.1: Provide more insight into the agency's decision-making process.
  • 2.3: Collect and use input from the public and other stakeholders in decision-making.

College.gov conveys the Department's strong belief that p

Financial Transparency of the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

Aligned to goals:
  • 1.2: Make more data and information available to the public.
  • 1.4: Increase the transparency of the grant application and award process.

Draft National Education Technology Plan

Aligned to goals:
  • 1.5: Maintain up-to-date information on the Department's website about Department offices and key programs.
  • 1.6: Foster more transparency in the larger education community.
  • 2.1: Provide more insight into the agency's decision-making process.
  • 2.3: Collect and use input from the public and other stakeholders in decision-making.

Investing in Innovation (i3)

Aligned to goals:
  • 1.4: Increase the transparency of the grant application and award process.

The Listening and Learning Tour—Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization

Aligned to goals:
  • 2.1: Provide more insight into the agency's decision-making process.
  • 2.3: Collect and use input from the public and other stakeholders in decision-making.

This past year Secretary Duncan and senior staff visited all 50 States on a Listening and Learning Tour to hear from parents, student

Race to the Top Assessment Program

Aligned to goals:
  • 1.4: Increase the transparency of the grant application and award process.

Race to the Top–Game-Changing Reforms

Aligned to goals:
  • 1.4: Increase the transparency of the grant application and award process.
  • 1.5: Maintain up-to-date information on the Department's website about Department offices and key programs.

Message From Deputy Secretary Miller

June 25, 2010

President Obama is committed to the principles of open government: transparency, participation, and collaboration. On his first day in office, the President sent a memo directing all federal agencies to create unprecedented levels of openness in government. The team at the U.S. Department of Education took it to heart.

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