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The Department of Education is a community of scholars, educators, and students who strive to cultivate a robust and civil public discourse that engages citizens and residents in the policies, practices, and institutions that impact their lives through the broad field of Education. In this work, the humanities, sciences, and social sciences are at the very the heart of the matter. The Department of Education's mission is to engage in teaching, research, and engagement that advances education through a range of interdisciplinary studies that include: literacy education in local and international schools and community settings; public-private partnerships that support a strong network of schools, hospitals, museums, cultural institutions, and libraries that engage the public in humanities, science, and social science activities; Studies in ethics, economic equity, education and the law, and transitional justice.