U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement
The Office of Innovation and Improvement is a nimble, entrepreneurial arm of the U.S. Department of Education. It makes strategic investments in innovative educational practices through two dozen discretionary grant programs and coordinates the public school choice and supplemental educational services provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended by No Child Left Behind. It also serves as the Department's liaison and resource to the nonpublic education community through the Office of Non-Public Education. Additionally, OII administers a number of teacher quality programs including the Teaching Ambassador Fellowship initiative which brings teacher leaders from our nation's public schools to the Department to participate in a national dialogue about public education. The Office helps to develop guidance on provisions and programs related to its work under No Child Left Behind. OII also created the Innovations in Education guides which detail how school systems around the country have put the No Child Left Behind Act to work.