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Shaul, Marnie S. – US Government Accountability Office, 2005
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has focused attention on improving the academic achievement of all students, including more than 6 million students with disabilities and requires that all students be assessed. Students with disabilities may be included through accommodations, such as extended time, or alternate assessments, such as teacher…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Student Evaluation, Disabilities, Educational Assessment
Shaul, Marnie S. – US Government Accountability Office, 2005
In fiscal year 2004, the Congress appropriated $6.8 billion to serve 919,000 poor children through 1,680 Head Start grantees nationwide. Recent reports of financial improprieties at a number of Head Start programs around the country raised questions about the effectiveness of the oversight provided by the Department of Health and Human Services?…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Money Management, Risk, Preschool Education
Shaul, Marnie S. – US Government Accountability Office, 2005
In fiscal year 2004, the Congress appropriated $6.8 billion to serve 919,000 poor children through 1,680 Head Start grantees nationwide. Recent reports of financial improprieties at a number of Head Start programs around the country raised questions about the effectiveness of the oversight provided by the Department of Health and Human Services'…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Money Management, Risk Management, Preschool Education
Shaul, Marnie S. – US Government Accountability Office, 2004
The federal government requires states that receive funds from the Child Care and Development Fund to establish basic health and safety requirements. The federal government also requires states receiving federal funds for child care to have procedures in place to ensure that providers being paid with grant dollars comply with the applicable safety…
Descriptors: Child Care, Safety, Health, Law Enforcement
Shaul, Marnie S. – US Government Accountability Office, 2004
As part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), Congress authorized a school-based mentoring grant program. This study examined: the basic elements, policies, and procedures of successful mentoring programs; key characteristics of NCLB-funded mentoring efforts (the extent to which they had the basic elements, policies, and procedures of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Mentors, Federal Government
Shaul, Marnie S. – US Government Accountability Office, 2004
This report addresses issues related to highly qualified special education teachers, examining: state certification requirements, including use of alternative certification programs, for special educators and how they relate to No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) requirements; factors that facilitate or impede state efforts to ensure that special…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Certification, Federal Legislation
Shaul, Marnie S. – US Government Accountability Office, 2004
For nearly 40 years, the federal government has helped provide early childhood development for children of low-income families through Head Start and other programs. This study examined how Georgia, New Jersey, New York, and Oklahoma expanded their preschool programs for at-risk students to serve more children, focusing on: how programs were…
Descriptors: State Programs, Young Children, Educationally Disadvantaged, Low Income Groups
Shaul, Marnie S. – US Government Accountability Office, 2004
This study investigated how the Department of Education (Education) monitored state compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for children age 3-21 years, the extent and nature of noncompliance, and how Education has ensured that noncompliance is resolved once identified. Researchers analyzed Education monitoring…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Compliance (Legal)
Shaul, Marnie S. – US Government Accountability Office, 2004
This study examined (1) the extent to which, since 2000, states have enacted and proposed statutes and regulations to govern commercial activities in schools; (2) the extent to which districts have developed policies implementing amended provisions of the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) in the No Child Left Behind Act on the use of…
Descriptors: State Regulation, State Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy