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Jacqueline M. Nowicki – US Government Accountability Office, 2024
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) is required to protect students from discrimination based on sex, which can include sexual harassment. Senate Report 117-130 and House Report 117-397 include a provision for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to examine DODEA's response to unwanted sexual behaviors. This report examines…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Foreign Countries, Sexual Harassment, Student Welfare
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
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, 2020
Public school facilities primarily serve an educational role, and they also serve a civic role as voting places and emergency shelters. School districts collectively spend tens of billions of dollars each year on facilities construction needs at the nearly 100,000 K-12 public schools nationwide. About half (an estimated 54 percent) of public…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Facilities, School Districts, Kindergarten
Nowicki, Jacqueline – US Government Accountability Office, 2020
Every 2 years, Education requires nearly all school districts to report incidents of restraint and seclusion. Generally, restraint is restricting a student's ability to move, and seclusion is confining them alone in a space they cannot leave. The House Committee on Appropriations' explanatory statement accompanying the Consolidated Appropriations…
Descriptors: Discipline, Behavior Modification, Public Schools, School Districts
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
This report examines what is known about enrollment, discipline, and support staff in alternative schools, among other objectives. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) analyzed data on alternative schools for school years 2013-14 and 2015-16 from Education's Civil Rights Data Collection (most recent years available); visited selected school…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Disproportionate Representation
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
Education refers to school choice as the opportunity for students and their families to create high-quality, personalized paths for learning that best meet the students' needs. For Indian students, school choice can be a means of accessing instructional programs that reflect and preserve their languages, cultures, and histories. For many years,…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, Access to Education
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
US Government Accountability Office, 2016
Research has shown that early intervention can greatly improve the development of a child with autism. Children with disabilities--including children with autism--can receive intervention services through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Low income children may also receive intervention services through Medicaid or the State…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
Calbom, Linda – US Government Accountability Office, 2012
Physical activity is a crucial part of preventing or reducing childhood obesity, and may also yield important academic and social benefits. However, many children do not attain the level of daily physical activity recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Schools are uniquely positioned to provide students opportunities…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Athletics, Elementary Secondary Education, Opportunities
Stephenson, John B. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
Exposure to toxic chemicals or environmental pollutants may harm the health of the nation's 74 million children and contribute to increases in asthma and developmental impairments. In 2007, 66 percent of children lived in counties exceeding allowable levels for at least one of the six principal air pollutants that cause or aggravate asthma,…
Descriptors: Child Health, Risk, Counties, Pollution
Ashby, Cornelia M.; Dorn, Terrell G. – US Government Accountability Office, 2009
State and local governments spend billions of dollars annually on the construction, renovation, and maintenance of public school facilities, yet concerns persist about the condition of some school facilities, particularly in school districts serving students residing on Indian lands. The Department of Education's (Education) Impact Aid Program…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Public Schools, Private Schools, Taxes
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