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Curda, Elizabeth H. – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires states to reserve at least 15 percent of their total State Vocational Rehabilitation Services program funds to provide pre-employment transition services to help students with disabilities transition from school to work. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Financial Support, State Aid
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Research shows that students who experience discipline that removes them from the classroom are more likely to repeat a grade, drop out of school, and become involved in the juvenile justice system. This can result in decreased earning potential and added costs to society (lost tax revenue and incarceration). The Government Accountability Office…
Descriptors: Discipline, African American Students, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education
US Government Accountability Office, 2017
College students sometimes opt to transfer schools in response to changing interests or for financial reasons. The extent to which students can transfer previously earned course credits can affect the time and cost for completing a degree. Given the federal government's sizeable investment in student aid--$125 billion in fiscal year 2016--and…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, College Credits, Transfer Rates (College), Barriers
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2017
Research suggests that youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are less likely than youth with other disabilities to be successful in transitioning to work and postsecondary education and therefore, they may face a lifetime of reliance on public assistance. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to examine services provided…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Youth, Adjustment (to Environment)
US Government Accountability Office, 2016
When the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was reauthorized in 2004, it included provisions to reduce administrative and paperwork requirements to address concerns about burden. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review federal efforts to reduce burden related to meeting IDEA requirements for educating…
Descriptors: Special Education, State Policy, Local Government, Disabilities
US Government Accountability Office, 2016
Research has shown that early intervention can greatly improve the development of a child with autism. Children with disabilities--including children with autism--can receive intervention services through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Low income children may also receive intervention services through Medicaid or the State…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
Minnesota Department of Education, 2016
As required by Minnesota 2015 Special Session Law, House File 1, Article 6, Section 8, the commissioner of Education must research existing one device to one student (1:1) device programs in Minnesota and across the country to determine best practices for Minnesota schools implementing 1:1 device programs. The commissioner must develop and publish…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership
Michalopoulos, Charles; Lee, Helen; Duggan, Anne; Lundquist, Erika; Tso, Ada; Crowne, Sarah Shea; Burrell, Lori; Somers, Jennifer; Filene, Jill H.; Knox, Virginia – Administration for Children & Families, 2015
"The Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation: Early Findings on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program--A Report to Congress" presents the first findings from the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE), the legislatively mandated national evaluation of the Maternal, Infant, and…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Program Evaluation, Mothers, Infants
Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2015
This report presents a summary of the findings of fiscal year (FY) 2015 monitoring reviews, fulfilling the reporting requirements found in Sections 641A(f) and 650(c)(2) of the Head Start Act. It highlights the enhancements made to the FY 2015 monitoring review system, summarizes grantee review outcomes, and describes the types of findings most…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Federal Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education
Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2014
This report presents a summary of the findings of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 monitoring reviews, fulfilling the reporting requirement, Section 641A(f), of the Head Start Act. It highlights the enhancements made to the FY 2014 monitoring review system, summarizes grantee review outcomes, and describes the types of findings most commonly identified in FY…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Federal Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education
Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2013
This report presents a summary of the findings of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 monitoring reviews, fulfilling the reporting requirement, Section 641A(f), of the Head Start Act. It highlights the enhancements made to the FY 2013 monitoring review system, summarizes grantee review outcomes, and describes the types of findings most commonly identified in FY…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Federal Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education
Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2012
This report presents a summary of the findings of Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 monitoring reviews, fulfilling the reporting requirement, Section 641A(f), of the Head Start Act. It highlights the enhancements made to the FY 2012 monitoring review system, summarizes grantee review outcomes, and describes the types of findings most commonly identified in FY…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Federal Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2013
The Department of Education (Education) created Race to The Top (RTT) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to provide incentives for states to reform K-12 education in areas such as improving the lowest performing schools and developing effective teachers and leaders. In 2010, Education awarded 12 states nearly $4 billion in…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Principals, Administrator Evaluation, Educational Legislation
Office of Head Start, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2011
Head Start monitoring assesses grantee compliance with requirements governing Head Start programs, including those specified in the Head Start Act (original authorizing legislation in 1965 and its subsequent amendments, most recently in 2007), Head Start Program Performance Standards, and other applicable federal, state, and local regulations.…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Federal Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education