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Located within the Office of the Secretary, the Department of Education’s International Affairs Office provides overall guidance and coordination of the Department’s international engagement and advises the Secretary and other senior officers on international issues that may affect U.S. education or Department policies and programs.

Advancing ED’s International Strategy

Developed through an extensive process of consultation, the Department has established its first-ever fully articulated international strategy for 2012-2016. The strategy is designed to simultaneously advance two strategic goals: strengthening U.S. education and advancing our nation’s international priorities. The strategy reflects the value and necessity of:

  • A world-class education for all students;
  • Global competencies for all students;
  • International benchmarking and applying lessons learned from other countries; and
  • Education diplomacy and engagement with other countries.

Read our International Strategy [PDF, 1.15MB]


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