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US Government Accountability Office, 2023
The Johnson-O'Malley (JOM) program provides academic and cultural supports to meet the specialized and unique educational needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students enrolled in public schools and select tribal schools. The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), within the Department of the Interior, contracts with Tribes, tribal…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Tribes
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2021
A for-profit college may convert to nonprofit status for a variety of reasons, such as wanting to align its status and mission. However, in some cases, former owners or other insiders could improperly benefit from the conversion, which is impermissible under the Internal Revenue Code and Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. This…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Private Colleges, Taxes, Federal Legislation
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
In fiscal year 2018, nearly 13 million students and their families received over $122 billion in federal assistance to help them pursue higher education through programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. the Department of Education (Education) administers these programs, and is responsible, along with…
Descriptors: Accountability, Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Finance
Dodaro, Gene L. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
This testimony discusses US Government Accountability Office's (GAO's) recent report entitled "Opportunities to Reduce Potential Duplication in Government Programs, Save Tax Dollars, and Enhance Revenue." This report delineates dozens of areas across government where fragmentation, overlap, and potential duplication merit the attention of Congress…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education, Teacher Employment
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
This testimony discusses the findings from our recent work on fragmentation, overlap, and potential duplication in federally funded programs that support teacher quality. We recently issued a report addressing fragmentation, overlap, and potential duplication in federal programs that outlined opportunities to reduce potential duplication across a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Programs, Resource Allocation
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, 2011
This testimony discusses the Department of Defense's (DOD) oversight of its Military Tuition Assistance (TA) Program. In fiscal year 2010, the TA Program provided $531 million in tuition assistance to approximately 302,000 service members who elected to pursue off-duty postsecondary education. DOD offers these benefits to service members in order…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Student Financial Aid, Postsecondary Education, Accreditation (Institutions)
Ashby, Cornelia M.; Jones, Yvonne D. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
This report responds to two mandates for GAO under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). First, it is the latest report on the uses of and accountability for Recovery Act funds in selected states and localities. Second, it comments on recipients' reports of the jobs created and retained. The Recovery Act provided $2.1…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Low Income
Ashby, Cornelia M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
This paper is a transcript of a letter written by the author, Cornelia M. Ashby, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues, to June St. Clair Atkinson, State Superintendent of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. In this letter, the author reports that she and her colleagues have examined the efforts of selected…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Federal Aid, Accountability
Ashby, Cornelia M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
This paper is a transcript of a letter written by the author, Cornelia M. Ashby, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues, to June St. Clair Atkinson, State Superintendent of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. In this letter, the author reports that she and her colleagues have examined the efforts of selected…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Audits (Verification), Expenditures
Bertoni, Daniel – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)--now in its 20th year--calls for the full participation of individuals with disabilities in society, including the workforce. Yet, many barriers exist that may prevent them from staying connected or returning to employment. For instance, eligibility requirements for receiving public disability benefits or…
Descriptors: Incentives, Disabilities, Barriers, Accessibility (for Disabled)
Steinhardt, Bernice – US Government Accountability Office, 2009
As the recent outbreak of the H1N1 (swine flu) virus underscores, an influenza pandemic remains a real threat to our nation and to the world. Over the past 3 years, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has conducted a body of work to help the nation better prepare for a possible pandemic. In a February 2009 report, GAO synthesized the…
Descriptors: Private Sector, Newspapers, Public Health, Planning
Ashby, Cornelia M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2009
Presented herein is a statement of Cornelia M. Ashby, Director Education, Workforce, and Income Security. The early efforts of the District of Columbia Public Schools' (DCPS) to improve student achievement focused on implementing initiatives to improve student performance, including implementing a new staffing model; restructuring underperforming…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Bascetta, Cynthia A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2009
The greater New Orleans area has yet to fully recover from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall on August 29, 2005. One issue of concern in the recovery is the availability of mental health services for children. It is estimated that in 2008 about 187,000 children were living in the greater New Orleans area. Many children in the…
Descriptors: Health Services, Psychological Patterns, Mental Health Programs, Grants
Wilshusen, Gregory C.; Melvin, Valerie C. – US Government Accountability Office, 2009
The Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish an educational assistance program for information security. The Information Security Education Assistance Program is envisioned as a means for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to attract and retain individuals…
Descriptors: Veterans, Public Agencies, Computer Security, Information Technology
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