Well-Rounded Education Programs


The Well-Rounded Education Programs Office administers discretionary grant programs that support activities designed to advance literacy skills, provide professional learning opportunities to teachers, support arts education, and identify and meet the special educational needs of gifted and talented students.

Selected Responsibilities

The office administers programs that are designed to:

  • advance literacy skills for students from birth through grade 12, including limited-English-proficient students and students with disabilities;
  • develop and enhance effective school library programs, which may include providing professional development for school librarians, books, and up-to-date materials to high-need schools;
  • build and enhance the ability of elementary schools and secondary schools nationwide to identify gifted and talented students and meet their special educational needs; and
  • support national-level arts education projects and services for children and youth, the implementation of model professional development programs for arts educators and other instructional staff, and the development and dissemination of accessible instructional materials and arts-based educational programming.
  • Jennifer Todd, Director
    U.S. Department of Education
    Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
    Well-Rounded Education Programs
    400 Maryland Ave., SW, LBJ
    Washington D.C. 20202