What type of programs or assistance is offered through the U.S. Department of Education to private school students and staff?
The Office of Non-Public Education (ONPE) fosters maximum participation of non-public school students and teachers in federal education programs and initiatives. Since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was passed in 1965, private school students and teachers have been eligible to participate in certain federal education programs. ONPE's activities reflect this mission and direction by:
• Representing the U.S. Department of Education to the non-public school community;
• Offering advice and guidance within the Department on all matters affecting non-public education;
• Communicating with national, state and local education agencies and associations on non-public education topics;
• Communicating the interests and concerns of the non-public school community to the Department;
• Providing parents with information about education options for their children; and
• Providing technical assistance, workshops and publications.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions Related to Nonpublic Schools.