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Powers, Jeanne M. – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
This article is a commentary on Erica Frankenberg's article, "Assessing Segregation under a New Generation of Controlled Choice Policies." Both school segregation and organized efforts to end segregation have a long and deep history in the United States. The Supreme Court's decision in "Brown v. Board of Education" (1954) has…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Barriers, Desegregation Methods, School Choice
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Shortridge, Ann; McPherson, Maggie; Loving, Gary – International Journal on E-Learning, 2014
The United States is currently facing a crisis in health care and health professions education. Various studies (Committee on Quality of Health Care in America 2000; 2001; General Accounting Office, 2001) have documented astonishing death rates from medical errors as well as nursing and physician shortages. Thus it is obvious that the traditional…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Web Based Instruction, Video Technology
Andrews, Benjamin D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Since the turn of the 21st century, going to college has become increasingly financially difficult in the United States. Tuition prices continued to rise, state funding for higher education declined, and the mean family income declined or stagnated for all but the top 20 percent of families (Goldrick-Rab 2016). In a period where college has risen…
Descriptors: Credit (Finance), College Students, Tuition, Paying for College
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Staats, Elmer B. – Journal of Medical Education, 1980
Recent activities of the General Accounting Office (GAO) related to the allocation of medical resources and services are reviewed. Focus is on the evaluation of programs designed to increase public access to quality health care and to contain health care costs. GAO supervision of grant monies designated for medical research is also discussed. (JMD)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Delivery Systems, Federal Government, Government Role
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Walker, Wallace Earl – Evaluation and Program Planning: An International Journal, 1985
Professional behavior during the General Accounting Office's (GAO's) present era of oversight can best be understood by reviewing the audit types that populate village life in the GAO and the repertoire the office uses in conducting program evaluation audits. (Author/LMO)
Descriptors: Criteria, Federal Programs, Interviews, Policy Formation
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Porter, Rosalie Pedalino – READ Perspectives, 1995
Reviews a 1994 U.S. General Accounting Office study entitled "Limited-English Proficiency: A Growing and Costly Educational Challenge Facing Many School Districts." The article argues that the report is biased in favor of full bilingual instruction over other methods of teaching English to limited English proficient students. (Contains…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Criticism, Educational Attitudes, Educational Policy
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Grasso, Patrick G. – Evaluation Practice, 1996
The closing of the Program Evaluation and Methodology Division of the U.S. General Accounting Office marks the end of an era of innovative and important evaluation work. The loss of leadership with the retirement of E. Chelimsky contributed to the decline in the division's fortunes which was brought about by budget constraints. (SLD)
Descriptors: Federal Government, Government Role, Program Evaluation, Public Agencies
American Metric Journal, 1979
The economic and social impact that metric conversion would have upon the American way of life is the topic of this General Accounting Office report. (MP)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Life Style, Mathematics Education, Measurement
Aloise, Gene – Government Accountability Office, 2008
There are 37 research reactors in the United States, mostly located on college campuses. Of these, 33 reactors are licensed and regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Four are operated by the Department of Energy (DOE) and are located at three national laboratories. Although less powerful than commercial nuclear power reactors,…
Descriptors: Nuclear Energy, Facilities, Terrorism, Emergency Programs
Ashby, Cornelia M. – Government Accountability Office, 2008
Under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA), the federal government provides millions of dollars annually to assist schools that have not met state academic goals. In the 2006-2007 school year, over 10,000 such schools were identified for improvement. NCLBA requires states to set aside 4 percent of their Title I funds to pay for school improvement…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Federal Government, Guidance
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. – 1978
This study examines current and emerging issues relating to federal involvement in the land use planning, management, and control area and represents the perspective used to organize General Accounting Office (GAO) audit efforts. (Author)
Descriptors: Administration, Conservation (Environment), Federal Programs, Land Use
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. – 1974
This publication contains a study by the General Accounting Office which surveys the present inadequate federal system for gathering and analyzing statistics about energy production and use. The magnitude of the federal energy data effort is discussed, problem areas are specified, details of recent executive and legislative activities are…
Descriptors: Energy, Environment, Federal Government, Fuels
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Chelimsky, Eleanor – New Directions for Program Evaluation, 1983
Evaluation management requires a system for measuring, improving, and accounting for quality. The Institute for Program Evaluation in the United States General Accounting Office is developing such a system. (Author)
Descriptors: Administration, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization
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Environmental Science and Technology, 1972
Recent reorganization of the General Accounting Office is reviewed. With regard to environmental concerns it is aiming to see if federal environmental programs are meeting the congressionally mandated objectives of laws. Surveys and reviews are explained. (BL)
Descriptors: Accounting, Activities, Agency Role, Environment
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Trask, Roger R. – History Teacher, 1991
Discusses the planning, formation, and history of the General Accounting Office history program. Addresses functions, staff size, organizational placement, and the role of an advisory committee. Stresses oral history, policy research, and identification of documentary sources. (DK)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Archives, Documentation, Federal Government
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