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Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
In 2019-20, over 4.6 million students attended private school. Many are eligible for equitable services--such as tutoring--under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). These federally funded services provided by school districts offer critical learning supports at private schools that opt to have their students receive them. ESEA…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, School Districts
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
The Department of Education Charter Schools Program (CSP) provides grants to open or expand charter schools. Enrollment in charter schools that received CSP grants grew from 213,576 to 1,380,530 students from school years 2006-07 to 2020-21. This report examines (1) enrollment growth at new charter schools that received CSP grants compared to…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Grants, Enrollment Trends
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to examine the prevalence and growth of segregation in K-12 public schools. This report examined the extent of (1) racial, ethnic, and economic divisions in K-12 public schools; and (2) district secession and any resulting student demographic shifts. To determine the extent of divisions along…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Student Diversity, Demography, School Segregation
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
House Report 116-450 includes a provision for the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report on Charter Schools Program (CSP) grants, with a particular focus on charter schools that eventually closed or never opened. This report examines the extent to which CSP-recipient schools stayed open or closed compared to non-recipient charter…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Charter Schools, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
Senate Report 117-39 and House Report 117-118 include provisions for Government Accountability Office (GAO) to assess professional learning at the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) schools. This report describes: DODEA's professional learning approach, results of DODEA teacher surveys, and how DODEA has addressed barriers teachers…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Military Schools, Military Training, Military Service
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
Since 2017, over 300 presidentially-declared major disasters have occurred across all 50 states and all U.S. territories. Many of these disasters have had devastating effects on K-12 schools, including those in socially vulnerable communities for whom disaster recovery is more challenging. The Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs, School Districts, Economically Disadvantaged
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
Children in U.S. military families may transfer schools nine times, on average, before they graduate from high school. These moves may be especially challenging for children with disabilities and their families, as special education services provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act--the primary federal special education…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Public Schools, Students with Disabilities, Special Education
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
Virtual charter schools--public charter schools that operate entirely or mostly online--largely depend on self-paced, asynchronous (accessed at any time) instruction and often rely on parents to act as instructors, according to the US Government Accountability Office's (GAO's) review of a nationally representative sample of virtual charter school…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Virtual Schools, Charter Schools, Academic Achievement
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted learning for millions of students, educators, and families who had to navigate modified in-person and virtual schooling, often in difficult circumstances. The pandemic's effects continue to reverberate across the nation and produce challenges for schools that will likely be felt for years to come. In many respects,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Strategies, Federal Aid
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reverberate across the nation, for millions of students, educators, and families, the current school year is rife with challenges. The long-term impact of the disruptions of the last two years on student enrollment and attendance remains to be seen, particularly for students with whom schools have lost…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Attendance, Attendance Patterns, COVID-19
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
In recent years, researchers, advocates, parents, and students have raised concerns about equity in school dress codes. Concerns have included the detrimental effects of removing students from the classroom for dress code violations. A committee report accompanying H.R. 7614 included a provision for the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Dress Codes, School Safety, Equal Education
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
For years, parents and policymakers have raised concerns about teacher shortages. These concerns escalated during the COVID-19 pandemic, amid reports of teachers leaving the profession, fewer new teachers entering, and schools struggling to hire teachers. The Explanatory Statement accompanying the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Shortage, Government Role
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
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
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