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Farb, Jessica – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
Each year in the U.S., hundreds of individuals die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth, and tens of thousands experience unexpected outcomes such as heart failure. In 2022, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that research showed more than half of rural counties lacked hospital-based services for pregnant…
Descriptors: Obstetrics, Birth, Mothers, Health Services
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
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, Jaqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
Almost 7 million children aged 3 to 21 received special education services under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in school year 2016-17. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review parents' use of the Individuals with IDEA dispute resolution options. This report examines (1) how often IDEA…
Descriptors: Special Education, Equal Education, Students with Disabilities, Federal Legislation
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
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2014
In fiscal year 2013, VA provided over $12 billion in benefits for veterans' postsecondary education; however, questions have been raised as to whether some schools are receiving these funds as a result of inappropriate recruiting practices. GAO was asked to examine issues related to schools' recruitment of veterans. This report examines (1) how…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Veterans, Veterans Education, Postsecondary Education
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2014
To access federal student aid--which totaled more than $136 billion in fiscal year 2013--schools must be accredited to ensure they offer a quality education. In light of accreditors' important role in overseeing schools, this report examines (1) accreditor sanctions of schools for non-compliance with accreditor standards, (2) how likely…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Agencies, Accreditation (Institutions), Sanctions
Brown, Kay E. – US Government Accountability Office, 2012
Research shows that well trained and educated early child care and education (ECCE) workers are key to helping children in care reach their full developmental potential. Federal and state governments spend billions of dollars each year to improve ECCE programs, including the quality of its caregivers and teachers. Because of the importance of this…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2012
The number of students seeking postsecondary education at public or private nonprofit institutions has increased by 31 percent over the last decade, and close to 90 percent of the overall student population is now enrolled in these types of schools. As demand for a postsecondary education has grown, so has the cost, and families are finding…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Public Colleges
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
Although a postsecondary education is vitally important to many individuals and the nation's ability to compete globally, high college tuition rates are prompting concerns that it may remain an elusive goal for some. To help students finance their education, Congress recently raised the ceiling on the amount individual students can borrow under…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Student Loan Programs, Tuition
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
Almost 40 percent of all public school students in the District of Columbia (D.C. or District) were enrolled in charter schools in the 2010-11 school year. The D.C. School Reform Act established the Public Charter School Board (PCSB) for the purpose of authorizing and overseeing charter schools. Congress required GAO (US Government Accountability…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Restructuring, Real Estate, Boards of Education
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
To respond to Congress' interest in student outcomes at different types of schools, this report addresses the following questions: (1) What does research show about graduation rates, employment outcomes, student loan debts, and default rates for students at for-profit schools compared to those at nonprofit and public schools, taking differences in…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement, Licensing Examinations (Professions)
Ashby, Cornelia M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
Educational achievement of students can be negatively affected by their changing schools often. The recent economic downturn, with foreclosures and homelessness, may be increasing student mobility. To inform Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) reauthorization, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked: (1) What are…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Homeless People, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs
Needham, John K. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
In fiscal year 2007, the majority of the Department of Defense's (DOD) basic research obligations were provided to higher education institutions. DOD reimburses these institutions for both direct and indirect costs for research. Two federal agencies, DOD and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), negotiate indirect cost rates used to…
Descriptors: Colleges, Public Agencies, Costs, Federal Aid
Ford, Jess T. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Act of 2000 established VEF as an independent agency of the executive branch. A 13-member board of directors provides primary oversight. VEF also receives guidance from other entities in carrying out its mission to further bilateral relations between the United States and Vietnam through educational exchanges…
Descriptors: Financial Audits, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Educational Administration
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