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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
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
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2020
Schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) are required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to provide services for eligible students with disabilities, such as learning disabilities or health impairments. Services for these students are listed in individualized education programs (IEP). The Department of…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, Students with Disabilities, Access to Education
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2020
Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, almost all school districts rapidly shifted to distance learning in spring of the 2019-2020 school year. This shift laid bare both the logistical and instructional challenges of distance learning, particularly for English learners and students with disabilities, both of whom have faced…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
About 13 percent of children aged 3 through 21 enrolled in public schools received special education services in school year 2015-16, and about 3 percent of children from birth through age 2 received special education services. Concerns about the difficulties identifying and evaluating children for special education have been raised by the media,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Disability Identification
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2017
Research suggests that youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are less likely than youth with other disabilities to be successful in transitioning to work and postsecondary education and therefore, they may face a lifetime of reliance on public assistance. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to examine services provided…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Youth, Adjustment (to Environment)
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2017
Growth of voucher and education savings account (ESA) programs has drawn attention to how states ensure accountability and transparency to parents and the public. With over half of voucher and ESA programs designed for students with disabilities, there is interest in the information parents receive about special education services and rights when…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Accountability, Disabilities
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
US Government Accountability Office, 2016
When the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was reauthorized in 2004, it included provisions to reduce administrative and paperwork requirements to address concerns about burden. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review federal efforts to reduce burden related to meeting IDEA requirements for educating…
Descriptors: Special Education, State Policy, Local Government, Disabilities
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
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2012
States and school districts receive funding through ESEA, IDEA, and national school meals programs. Some requirements for these programs are intended to help ensure program integrity and transparency, among other purposes, but questions have been raised about whether some federal requirements place an undue burden on states and school districts.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Federal Aid, State Government
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) provided $70.3 billion for three education programs--the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF); Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Title I); and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B. One goal of the Recovery Act was to save and…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Educational Change
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
Deaf and hard of hearing children can face significant challenges developing the language and literacy skills needed to succeed in school and become self-sufficient adults. The federal government supports these children through the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program, which awards grants to states to develop systems to screen…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Children, Federal Programs
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
Standardized tests are often required to gain admission into postsecondary schools or to obtain professional certifications. Federal disability laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) require entities that administer these tests to provide accommodations, such as extended time or changes in test format, to students with…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Student Rights, Law Enforcement, Compliance (Legal)
Ashby, Cornelia M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) provides $70.3 billion for three education programs--the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF), Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Title I), and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Act requires recipients to be accountable for how these funds…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Grants, Research Reports, Federal Legislation
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