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United States Secretary of Education

position

The United States Secretary of Education is the head of the Department of Education. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet, and 16th in line of United States presidential line of succession. The United States Secretary of Education deals with Education.

United States
Secretary of Education
Seal of the United States Department of Education.svg
Official Seal
Betsy DeVos official portrait.jpg
Incumbent
Betsy DeVos

since February 7, 2017
FormationNovember 30, 1979
First holderShirley Hufstedler
SuccessionSixteenth
Websitewww.ed.gov

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter established the Department of Education as a cabinet-level agency. Previously, Education had been handled by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, henceforth known as the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

The current acting Secretary of Education is Betsy DeVos.

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