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The Department of Education was established in 1867 and in 1868 it was placed within the Department of the Interior. It was named the Office of Education in 1929 and in 1939 it was moved to the Federal Security Agency. In 1953, it became part of the newly-created Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Finally, in 1979 it was separated from the Department of Health and the Cabinet-level Department of Education was created.

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Government Documents holds an extensive collection of Office of Education and Department of Education publications, including the following series:

FS 5.1:,  ED 1.1:     Annual report of the Commissioner of Education 

ED 1.326                Digest of education statistics 

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