Education, State Superintendent Office (OSSE), DC

Address: 810 1st Street NE, 9th Floor
Washington,, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 727-6436 Email: Website:

Formerly known as the State Education Office (SEO), the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) enhances educational services and opportunities to meet the life-long learning needs of all District residents by ensuring equitable distribution and availability of administrative, financial, and nutrition resources.



As the State Education Agency for DC, the OSSE sets statewide policies, provides resources and support, and exercises accountability for ALL public education in DC. 


Adult and Family Education: (AFE) is a federally established agency that: (1) re-grants federal and local funds to eligible providers of adult education services; (2) facilitates state leadership activities including professional development, technical assistance and monitoring; and, (3) maintains and reports state and local program performance, progress and outcome data.  

Phone: 202-741-5531

Email Contacts:

  • Julia Michelle Johnson, State Director,
  • Tracy Winston, Program Assistant,
  • Stacey Downey, Literacy Resource Center Coordinator,

  Learn more about Adult and Family Education


Division of Special Education: provides the public with access to information about special education related services, approved placements and direct on line connections to helpful documents.

Phone:  (202) 727-6436

Fax:  (202) 724-0227

TTY:  711

Suite #:  5th Floor


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Division of Early Childhood Education: provides leadership and coordination to ensure that all District of Columbia children, from birth to kindergarten entrance, have access to high quality early childhood development programs and are well prepared for school.  

Phone: (202) 727-1839

Fax:  (202) 741-5304

TTY:  711

Suite #:  4th Floor

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Elementary and Secondary Education:

TTY: 711

 Learn about the Elementary and Secondary Education Program


Higher Education Financial Services: (HEFS) administers the District of Columbia’s state-level higher education grant programs: the DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG) and DC Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (DCLEAP).

Phone: (202) 727-2824

TTY:  711

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Special Education Transportation (DOT): is a transportation entity that consistently provides safe and appropriate transportation services to eligible special education students.

The Division of Transportation offers the following services: Routing & Scheduling Division, Office of Investigation, Parent Call Center, and Fleet Division.

  • Office hours: 8am – 5pm
  • Parent Call Center staff availability: Monday through Friday, 5am to 7pm

DOT Terminal Locations

  • 2115 5th Street NE
  • 2000 Adams Place NE
  • 1345 New York Avenue NE
  • #2 DC Village Lane SE.

DOT Customer Service:

Phone:  (202) 576-6228

Fax:  (202) 541-3667

TTY:  711

Suite #: 3rd Floor



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Student Hearing Office: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq., requires that each state and the District of Columbia establish and maintain procedures to ensure that parents of children with disabilities and public educational agencies  have an opportunity to seek an impartial due process hearing to resolve disagreements over the identification, evaluation, educational placement of a child with disabilities, or the provision of a free appropriate public education to the child.

Phone:  (202) 698-3819

Fax:  (202) 478-2956

TTY:  711

Suite #:  2nd Floor


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Wellness and Nutrition Services

The mission of the Wellness and Nutrition Services Division is to work with schools and community based organizations to promote positive healthy behaviors and to improve the quality of life for children and youth in the District of Columbia.

Phone:  (202) 727-1839

TTY:  711

Suite #: 4th Floor


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OSSE Central Office Location:

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