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Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires states to have statewide accountability systems to help provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps. These systems must meet certain federal requirements, but states have some discretion in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Improvement, State Programs, Resource Allocation
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
Approximately 650,000 military dependent children in the U.S. face various challenges that may affect their schooling, according to Department of Defense (DOD). The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to examine the schooling options available to school-age dependents of active-duty servicemembers. This report describes: (1) available…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, School Choice, Accountability, Public Schools
Sherman, Tina Won; Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
At a time when student loan debt continues to mount for many, the Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program--established in 2007 and administered by Education--is intended to encourage individuals to pursue careers in public service. Senate Report 116-48 included a provision for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study the…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Loan Repayment, Program Descriptions, Public Service
Clowers, A. Nicole – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
Physician graduate medical education (GME) provides the clinical education to practice medicine independently in the U.S. Agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) fund GME, including over $15 billion from Medicare in 2018 (the latest year for which data were available). To be eligible for federal funding, GME programs…
Descriptors: Graduate Medical Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Graduate Students, Medical Students
Marinos, Nick – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of schools across the nation, many K-12 schools moved from in-person to remote education, increasing their dependence on IT and making them potentially more vulnerable to cyberattacks. Education Facilities, including K-12 schools, is one of the nation's critical infrastructure subsectors. Several…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Online Courses
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
The Bureau of Indian Education's (BIE) mission is to provide quality education to approximately 41,000 students at 183 schools it funds on or near Indian reservations in 23 states. About two-thirds of these schools are operated by tribes and the remaining third are operated by BIE. In March 2020, all BIE schools closed their buildings in response…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Tribally Controlled Education, Public Agencies, School Closing
Curda, Elizabeth H. – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
Veterans Affairs (VA) offers education benefits to veterans with disabilities through the GI Bill, VA's largest education program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E), which helps veterans with service-connected disabilities re-enter the workforce. Each offers distinct features that may better serve veterans depending on their…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Disabilities, Reentry Workers, Employment Services
Rosenberg, Michelle – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
Studies have shown the United States faces a shortage of physicians, making it increasingly difficult for people to access needed health care. Physicians need graduate medical education (GME) training before they can practice medicine independently and often practice in the same geographic area as their training. The vast majority of federal…
Descriptors: Graduate Medical Education, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Hospitals
Cackley, Alicia Puente – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
The financial services industry is highly dependent on technology and more than one-fifth of industry employees have Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) degrees. Women continue to be underrepresented in management positions in the financial services industry and in STEM degree programs. As a result, some financial services firms have…
Descriptors: Finance Occupations, Financial Services, STEM Education, Females
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
A for-profit college may convert to nonprofit status for a variety of reasons, such as wanting to align its status and mission. However, in some cases, former owners or other insiders could improperly benefit from the conversion, which is impermissible under the Internal Revenue Code and Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. This…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Private Colleges, Taxes, Federal Legislation
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
When a college closes, it can derail the education of many students, leaving them with loans but no degree. Those who cannot complete their education may be eligible to have their federal student loans forgiven through a "closed school discharge" from the Department of Education (Education), but this process has changed in recent years.…
Descriptors: Colleges, School Closing, Paying for College, Student Loan Programs
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
Charter schools are public schools established under charters, typically with state or local entities. In return for more flexibility and autonomy, charter schools must meet specific accountability standards. This briefing from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) describes: (1) the challenges charter schools face when attempting to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Charter Schools, Educational Facilities, Accountability
Larin, Kathryn A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2020
Sexual violence--which can include crimes such as rape and other forms of sexual coercion--is widely acknowledged as a problem on college campuses. Although the Department of Education (Education) collects some data on sexual violence at colleges that receive federal funding, measuring the prevalence of campus sexual violence has proven difficult,…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Violence, Rape, Crime
Farrell, Brenda S. – US Government Accountability Office, 2020
The Conference Report accompanying the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 included a provision for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to evaluate Department of Defense (DOD) Professional Military Education (PME) and JPME institutions. This report examines the extent to which: (1) the military services'…
Descriptors: Military Training, Professional Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Program Effectiveness
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2020
American Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in public schools have performed consistently below other students on national assessments from 2005-2019. The Johnson-O'Malley (JOM) program provides academic and cultural supports, through contracts, to meet the specialized and unique educational needs of American Indian and Alaska Native…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, American Indian Education, Public Schools, Alaska Natives
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