ERIC Number: ED475103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks. Performance and Accountability Series.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
In its 2001 performance and accountability report on the Department of Education, the General Accounting Office (GAO) identified challenges with student financial-aid programs, financial management, and other areas facing education. The information presented in this report is intended to help sustain congressional attention and a departmental focus on continuing to make progress in addressing and overcoming these challenges and new ones that have arisen due to legislative changes since 2001. Problems identified include vulnerability of student-aid programs to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Challenges that are being addressed, but cannot be assessed yet because implementation has just begun, include improving student achievement and teacher quality, transforming education into an evidence-based field, linking federal funding to accountability for results, and assisting and monitoring states and school districts' efforts to meet requirement of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The report contains a list of GAO contacts, related GAO products, and a list of GAO performance, accountability, and high-risk series. (RT)
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Government Publications, Money Management, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Student Financial Aid
U.S. General Accounting Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548 (first copy, free; additional copies, $2 each). Tel: 202-512-6000; TDD: 202-512-2537; Fax: 202-512-6061; Web site: http://www.gao.gov. For full text: http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-03-99.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001