What does that mean? She heads the department in charge of setting federal financial aid policies, as well as watching and handing out that money, researching America's schools, bringing attention to national education issues, and making sure everyone has equal access to education.
What's her background? Prior to this job, she helped to create the No Child Left Behind Act, and served as Senior Adviser to then Governor George W. Bush, specializing in education.
Did you know? The Department of Education was created by Jimmy Carter in 1980.