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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
Jacqueline M. Nowicki – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
Students do better and stay longer in school when families are engaged, according to research. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to study parent and family engagement in Title I schools. This report examines: (1) the extent to which Title I schools made required parent and family engagement information available on their…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Disadvantaged Schools
US Government Accountability Office, 2016
Voucher and education savings account (ESA) programs fund students' private school education expenses, such as tuition. In school year 2014-15, 22 such school choice programs were operating nationwide, all but one of which was state funded. Under two federal grant programs, one for students with disabilities and one for students from disadvantaged…
Descriptors: School Choice, Private Schools, Educational Vouchers, Federal Aid
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended, is the largest federal education funding source for kindergarten through grade 12. In fiscal year 2010, Congress appropriated $14.5 billion for Title I grants to school districts to improve educational programs in schools with high concentrations of students from low-income…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
For fiscal year 2010, Congress appropriated $14.5 billion for Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), which funds services to students in schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families. Title I, Part A includes several fiscal requirements, which are designed to prevent local school…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Low Income, School Districts
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
Over the last two decades there have been a number of efforts to catalogue and determine how much is spent on federal education programs. However, because education programs are administered by agencies throughout the federal government, and there is no standard definition of a federal education program, there currently is no single source that…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Elementary Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education
Goldenkoff, Robert – US Government Accountability Office, 2009
Many federal assistance programs are funded by formula grants that have historically relied at least in part on population data from the decennial census and related data to allocate funds. In June 2009, the Census Bureau reported that in fiscal year 2007 the federal government obligated over $446 billion through funding formulas that rely at…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Government
US Government Accountability Office, 2007
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) focused national attention on improving schools so that all students reach academic proficiency by 2014. In the 2006-2007 school year, about 4,500 of the 54,000 Title I schools failed to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) for 4 or more years. Schools that miss AYP for 4 years are identified for…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Change, Educational Improvement