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ERIC Number: ED628405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2023-Apr
Pages: 49
Abstractor: ERIC
K-12 Education: Additional Guidance Could Improve the Equitable Services Process for School Districts and Private Schools. Report to the Chairwoman, Committee on Education and the Workforce, House of Representatives. GAO-23-105469
Nowicki, Jacqueline M.
US Government Accountability Office
In 2019-20, over 4.6 million students attended private school. Many are eligible for equitable services--such as tutoring--under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). These federally funded services provided by school districts offer critical learning supports at private schools that opt to have their students receive them. ESEA requires states designate an ombuds to monitor and enforce equitable services requirements. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review state implementation of the ombuds requirement and equitable services more broadly. This report examines: (1) states' implementation of the equitable services ombuds and challenges in doing so; (2) how states and Education address equitable services disputes; and (3) challenges that selected private schools and school districts face related to equitable services.
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A