Subject File, 1981-89
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT-ORGANIZATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
DESCRIPTION OF SECONDARY FILE CODES
BOLDED CATEGORIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH USE
FG026 Department of Education (2.7 ft; boxes 1‑8)
A secondary subject category containing materials department; the department’s proposed re‑organization plan; bilingual education; and personnel recommendations and actions.
FG026-01 Office of Civil Rights (Department of Education) (0.3 ft.)
Material in this subject category documents: the Office’s annual reports to Congress for 1980-83; a 1981 study on the Office’s processes for handling civil rights cases; a few of the investigations of schools undertaken by the Office; and the appointment (1987) and resignation (1989) of LeGree Daniels as Undersecretary of Education for Civil Rights.
FG026-02 National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement (0.7 ft.)
This group of private sector appointees (called the National Council on Educational Research until 1986) provided guidance and oversight for Government organizations involved in educational research. Material in this category documents: controversies surrounding the National Institute of Education (NIE), the main agency overseen by the Council during the Reagan Administration; personnel matters involving the Council and the research agencies it oversaw; positions on specific education issues; and annual Council reports to the President.
FG026-03 Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (1 folder)
Material in this category relates to personnel recommendations, and to proposed staff cuts for the Office.
FG026-04 Federal Interagency Commission on Education (Empty)
FG026-05 General Counsel, Office of (Department of Education)
FG026-06 Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) (1
This material pertains to the 1981 nomination of an Inspector General, and one case in which the Inspector General’s office was involved.
FG026-07 Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education (0.4 ft.)
This Presidentially appointed group submitted advice to the President, Congress, and the Secretary of Education. Material in this subject category documents: Council personnel matters, such as appointments, resignations, membership recommendations, and terminations (including the replacing of the entire Council in 1982); reports produced by the Council; and the laws and charter governing the Council.
FG026-08 Office of Postsecondary Education
FG026-09 Office of Vocational and Adult Education
FG026-10 National Advisory Council on Women’s Education Programs
This group recommended policies that would help achieve educational equity for women and girls, and promote programs funded through the Women’s Educational Equity Act of 1974. Material in this subject category documents personnel matters (particularly controversies over appointments and terminations), and the Council’s annual reports to the President.
FG026-11 Advisory Panel on Financing Elementary and Secondary Education (1 folder)
This group, which recommended improvements in how the Government raised revenue for public education, was terminated in 1984. Material in this category documents the Panel’s 1981 annual report, and resignations from the Panel.
FG026-12 National Institute of Handicapped Research
FG026-13 National Council on the Handicapped
FG026-14 National Institute of Education – See: FG026-02
FG026-15 Rehabilitation Services Administration
FG026-16 Institute of Museum Services Board
FG026-17 National Advisory Committee on International Studies