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Sirois, Elizabeth – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
The Government Accountability Office's (GAO) High-Risk List identifies government operations with vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement, or in need of transformation. GAO added the area "Improving Federal Management of Programs that Serve Tribes and their Members" to its February 2017 biennial update of high-risk…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, School Administration, School Construction
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
Larin, Kathryn A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2020
Sexual violence--which can include crimes such as rape and other forms of sexual coercion--is widely acknowledged as a problem on college campuses. Although the Department of Education (Education) collects some data on sexual violence at colleges that receive federal funding, measuring the prevalence of campus sexual violence has proven difficult,…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Violence, Rape, Crime
Farrell, Brenda S. – US Government Accountability Office, 2020
The Conference Report accompanying the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 included a provision for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to evaluate Department of Defense (DOD) Professional Military Education (PME) and JPME institutions. This report examines the extent to which: (1) the military services'…
Descriptors: Military Training, Professional Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Program Effectiveness
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA's) largest educational program. It provides payments for eligible veterans to cover tuition and fees, housing and other costs while they pursue a higher education. However, for some veterans this pursuit is interrupted when the school they attend unexpectedly closes. This testimony…
Descriptors: Veterans, Veterans Education, Federal Legislation, School Closing
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 – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
The U.S. Department of Education (Education) plays a key role in supporting educational opportunities for K-12 students, including awarding grants and overseeing compliance with federal education laws. Over the past decade, Education's grant awards have generally increased in number and size. Using Education budget data, it was determined that in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Program Evaluation, Federal Programs, Public Agencies
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
Shea, Rebecca; Gambler, Rebecca – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
As of March 2018, more than 1.2 million foreign students in the United States were enrolled in 8,774 schools certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is responsible for managing SEVP, which certifies schools to enroll foreign students. Various ICE offices have a role in…
Descriptors: Deception, Student Exchange Programs, Foreign Students, Public Agencies
DiNapoli, Timothy J. – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
The Department of Defense (DOD) spends hundreds of billions of dollars annually acquiring products and services. Since 1990, Congress and DOD have taken numerous steps to address issues related to the quality of DOD's acquisition workforce, which consists of contracting officers, cost estimators, and personnel in several other career fields. But…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Armed Forces, Public Agencies, Costs
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) play a prominent role in the nation's higher education system. For example, about one-third of African Americans receiving a doctorate in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics received undergraduate degrees from HBCUs. To help HBCUs facing challenges accessing funding for capital…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Educational Finance, Program Evaluation, Federal Aid
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
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Poverty can have a profound effect on academic outcomes and college readiness and students from lowincome families are less likely to go to college. The low rates of degree attainment for low-income students raises questions about whether the students who wish to pursue higher education have access to courses that support their readiness for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Small Schools, High School Students
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Congress funds District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) through an annual appropriation, which was $40 million in fiscal year 2018. DCTAG provides D.C. residents up to $10,000 per year to attend college. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, included a provision for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review DCTAG.…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Tuition, Grants, Student Financial Aid
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
The Department of Education (Education) provided over $122 billion in grants, loans and work study funds to help students pay for college at about 6,000 schools in fiscal year 2017. Education is responsible for certifying that these schools are eligible for and capable of properly administering federal student aid funds. Schools are required to…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Certification, Audits (Verification)
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