The purpose of this handbook is to provide Education Cluster Coordinators with supporting information to guide their role in facilitating a predictable, coordinated and effective response to education needs in emergencies. It highlights the overarching principles and standards applicable to education in emergencies and suggests how the coordinated and collaborative efforts of cluster partners, in partnership with government, can contribute to an effective and efficient education sector response. Intended for use as a reference rather than a narrative, the handbook provides guidance, tips, and practical tools and resources, and reinforces information provided as part of the Education Cluster Coordinator training. It draws on Global Education Cluster, Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), and other policy documents and good practice, including lessons learned from operationalising the Education Cluster at country level. Designed for application in different emergency and country contexts, the handbook includes information, guidance and resources relevant to rapid-onset, conflict-related, and complex emergencies. However, it does not address all the issues that may be specific to different contexts.