- United States Deputy Secretary of Education
The Deputy Secretary of Education oversees and manages the development of policies in the
United States Department of Education. The Deputy Secretary focuses primarily on K–12 educationpolicy, such as No Child Left Behind, the High School Initiative, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.cite web | title="Office of the Deputy Secretary: U.S. Department of Education" | url=http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ods/index.html?src=oc | accessdate= September 27 | accessyear= 2007 ] The Deputy Secretary also has responsibility for carrying out the intergovernmental relations of the Department. The Deputy Secretary becomes Acting Secretary of Educationin the event of the Secretary's absence, disability, or a vacancy in the Office of Secretary. cite web | title="US CODE: Title 20,3412. Principal officers" | url=http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/20/usc_sec_20_00003412----000-.html | accessdate= September 27 | accessyear= 2007 ]
The Office of the Deputy Secretary coordinates the work of the
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Office of Innovation and Improvement, the Office of English Language Acquisition, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. The Deputy Secretary also oversees the Department's LEP Partnership, the Office for Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, and the Department's partnership with The History Channel.
The Deputy Secretary is appointed by the President and confirmed by the
United States Senate. The incumbent Deputy Secretary is Raymond Simon, who was confirmed on May 26, 2005. The Deputy Secretary is paid at level II of the Executive Schedule, [cite web | title="US CODE: Title 5,5313. Positions at level II" | url=http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode05/usc_sec_05_00005313----000-.html | accessdate= September 27 | accessyear= 2007 ] meaning as of 2006, he or she receives a basic annual salary of $162,000. [cite web | title="SALARY TABLE NO. 2006-EX" | url=http://www.opm.gov/oca/06tables/html/ex.asp | accessdate= September 27 | accessyear= 2007 ] Previous Deputy Secretaries by recency include Eugene W. Hickock, [cite news|first=Joshua|last=Partlow|title=Area Schools Undaunted By Federal Terror Alert|publisher="The Washington Post"|date= October 8, 2004|url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A15015-2004Oct7?language=printer] William D. Hansen, [cite news|first=Stephen|last=Burd|title=Deputy Secretary of Education Resigns|publisher="The Chronicle of Higher Education"|date= June 20, 2003|url=http://chronicle.com/subscribe/login?url=/weekly/v49/i41/41a02202.htm] Marshall Smith, [cite news|first=Jodi|last=Wilorsen|title=State School Chiefs Fret Over U.S. Plan To Require Testing|publisher="The New York Times"|date= July 17, 2001|url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9906E6DF1E3BF934A25754C0A9679C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=3] Madeleine M. Kunin, [cite news|first=Sarah|last=Kershaw|title= Noneducators in the Running To Fill Top Education Post|publisher="The New York Times"|date= July 29, 1995|url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=990CE5DB1630F93AA15754C0A963958260] and David Kearnes. [cite news|first=Michael|last=Wines|title=RIOTS IN LOS ANGELES: The President; WHITE HOUSE LINKS RIOTS TO WELFARE|publisher="The New York Times"|date= May 5, 1992|url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CEED91638F936A35756C0A964958260]
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