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Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Congress funds District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) through an annual appropriation, which was $40 million in fiscal year 2018. DCTAG provides D.C. residents up to $10,000 per year to attend college. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, included a provision for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review DCTAG.…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Tuition, Grants, Student Financial Aid
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
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
The Department of Education (Education) provided over $122 billion in grants, loans and work study funds to help students pay for college at about 6,000 schools in fiscal year 2017. Education is responsible for certifying that these schools are eligible for and capable of properly administering federal student aid funds. Schools are required to…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Certification, Audits (Verification)
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
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) play a prominent role in the nation's higher education system. For example, about one-third of African Americans receiving a doctorate in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics received undergraduate degrees from HBCUs. To help HBCUs facing challenges accessing funding for capital…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Educational Finance, Program Evaluation, Federal Aid
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Tax credit scholarship (TCS) programs offer state tax credits to individuals or businesses that donate to scholarship funds for students to attend private elementary and secondary schools. Through these credits, donors may reduce the amount they owe in state taxes by the full or a partial amount of their donation, depending on each program's…
Descriptors: School Choice, Tax Credits, Scholarships, Donors
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Poverty can have a profound effect on academic outcomes and college readiness and students from lowincome families are less likely to go to college. The low rates of degree attainment for low-income students raises questions about whether the students who wish to pursue higher education have access to courses that support their readiness for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Small Schools, High School Students
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)
Office of Child Care, 2017
This Report to Congress is required by Section 658L of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act, as amended. The report provides information about the role of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), which is authorized under the CCDBG Act. This report covers fiscal year (FY) 2016 and (FY) 2017. The data and analysis contained in…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Child Care, Federal Aid, Grants
US Government Accountability Office, 2016
Voucher and education savings account (ESA) programs fund students' private school education expenses, such as tuition. In school year 2014-15, 22 such school choice programs were operating nationwide, all but one of which was state funded. Under two federal grant programs, one for students with disabilities and one for students from disadvantaged…
Descriptors: School Choice, Private Schools, Educational Vouchers, Federal Aid
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
Alexander, Lamar; Kline, John – US Government Accountability Office, 2016
Every year millions of children under the age of 5 participate in federal and state early care and education programs. For fiscal years 2010 to 2015, Congress appropriated almost $48 billion to Head Start and over $31 billion to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), the two largest sources of federal funding for early care and education. To…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Federal Programs
US House of Representatives, 2016
This document records testimony from a hearing held on April 22, 2015 on the topic of challenges that are faced by Native American schools. Nearly a century ago the Federal Government made a promise to deliver to Native American children a quality education that just doesn't teach math and science, but preserves their customs and culture.…
Descriptors: Hearings, American Indian Education, American Indian Students, Federal Government
US Senate, 2016
This field hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, focused on discussing new ways to use technology in the classroom. The committee met on Friday, November 22, 2013, in the media room, Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology with Hon. Kay Hagan presiding. Opening remarks by Honorable Kay R. Hagan began with her stating…
Descriptors: Hearings, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers
US Government Accountability Office, 2016
Homeless youth and youth in foster care are often unprepared for the transition to adulthood. Given the economic benefits of college, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to examine the college experiences of these vulnerable youth. GAO examined: (1) college enrollment and completion for foster and homeless youth; (2) the extent to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
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