Welcome to the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education!

Bunche ElementaryThe Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) is charged with directing, coordinating, and recommending policy for programs designed to:

  • Assist State and local educational agencies to improve the achievement of preschool, elementary, and secondary school students.
  • Help ensure equal access to services leading to such improvement for all children, particularly children with high needs or otherwise in need of special assistance and support.
  • Foster educational improvement at the State and local levels.
  • Provide financial assistance to local educational agencies whose local revenues are affected by Federal activities.

To accomplish these goals, OESE administers more than 70 grant programs through 9 program offices.

Questions or comments? Contact oese@ed.gov.