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US Government Accountability Office, 2016
Beginning in 2011, the Department of Education (Education) used its statutory authority to invite states to apply for waivers from certain provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) through its Flexibility initiative. To receive Flexibility waivers, states had to agree to meet other requirements related to college- and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2013
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) began a study to compare English Language Learner (ELL) enrollment in charter schools to ELL enrollment in traditional public schools. For the study, they obtained ELL enrollment counts for school year 2010-11 from the U.S. Department of Education's (Education's) only available dataset containing the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, English Language Learners, Enrollment Trends, Public Schools
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2012
States and school districts receive funding through ESEA, IDEA, and national school meals programs. Some requirements for these programs are intended to help ensure program integrity and transparency, among other purposes, but questions have been raised about whether some federal requirements place an undue burden on states and school districts.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Federal Aid, State Government
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended, is the largest federal education funding source for kindergarten through grade 12. In fiscal year 2010, Congress appropriated $14.5 billion for Title I grants to school districts to improve educational programs in schools with high concentrations of students from low-income…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
For fiscal year 2010, Congress appropriated $14.5 billion for Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), which funds services to students in schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families. Title I, Part A includes several fiscal requirements, which are designed to prevent local school…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Low Income, School Districts
Ashby, Cornelia M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
Educational achievement of students can be negatively affected by their changing schools often. The recent economic downturn, with foreclosures and homelessness, may be increasing student mobility. To inform Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) reauthorization, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked: (1) What are…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Homeless People, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs
Ashby, Cornelia M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
This paper is a transcript of a letter written by the author, Cornelia M. Ashby, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues, to June St. Clair Atkinson, State Superintendent of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. In this letter, the author reports that she and her colleagues have examined the efforts of selected…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Federal Aid, Accountability
Ashby, Cornelia M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
This paper is a transcript of a letter written by the author, Cornelia M. Ashby, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues, to June St. Clair Atkinson, State Superintendent of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. In this letter, the author reports that she and her colleagues have examined the efforts of selected…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Audits (Verification), Expenditures
Ashby, Cornelia M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLBA) requires states to develop high-quality academic assessments aligned with state academic standards. The Department of Education (Education) has provided states with about $400 million for NCLBA assessment implementation every year since 2002. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined: (1)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Standards, State Standards, Educational Assessment
Ashby, Cornelia M.; Dorn, Terrell G. – US Government Accountability Office, 2009
State and local governments spend billions of dollars annually on the construction, renovation, and maintenance of public school facilities, yet concerns persist about the condition of some school facilities, particularly in school districts serving students residing on Indian lands. The Department of Education's (Education) Impact Aid Program…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Public Schools, Private Schools, Taxes