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Farrell, Brenda S. – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
Since its inception in 1993, the National Guard Youth Challenge Program has produced over 200,000 graduates across dozens of sites located in the states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Currently, the program operates 39 sites. House Report 117-88, accompanying the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2022, included…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Armed Forces, At Risk Students, Program Implementation
Emrey-Arras, Melissa; Bagdoyan, Seto J. – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
In August 2022, the Department of Education announced that, to address the heightened risk of delinquency and default caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it would provide up to $20,000 of student loan debt relief to borrowers who met certain income thresholds. Borrowers eligible for this relief were to receive up to the full $20,000 in relief if they…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Deception, Risk, Loan Repayment
Jacqueline M. Nowicki – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
Students do better and stay longer in school when families are engaged, according to research. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to study parent and family engagement in Title I schools. This report examines: (1) the extent to which Title I schools made required parent and family engagement information available on their…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Disadvantaged Schools
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
Hinchman, David B. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic forced schools across the nation to increase their reliance on IT to deliver educational instruction to students. This amplified the vulnerability of K-12 schools to potentially serious cyberattacks. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review cybersecurity in K-12 schools. The objectives of this report…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Security, Information Security, Government Role
Emrey-Arras, Melissa; Clark, Cheryl E.; Evans, Lawrance L., Jr. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
Over the last three decades, the Direct Loan program has grown in size and complexity, with almost $1.4 trillion in outstanding federal student loans. The Direct Loan program provides financial assistance to students and their parents to help pay for postsecondary education. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review changes…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Aid
Cruz Cain, Marisol – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
The Department of Education's (Education's) Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) initiated the Next Gen program in 2017. Next Gen's purpose was to modernize the systems and processes that students, parents, borrowers, and school partners use to apply for, administer, and/or process federal student aid. This report examines: (1) the status of FSA's…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Student Financial Aid, Best Practices, Planning
Locke, Dawn G. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
The federal government helps veterans pursue skills needed in the civilian workforce. Veterans Affairs (VA) created Veterans Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) to support veterans who enroll in high-technology education programs through VA-approved training providers. The act includes a provision for the US Government…
Descriptors: Veterans, Veterans Education, Employment, Job Training
Farrell, Brenda S. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
The William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 included a provision for the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report on equal opportunity claims, climate surveys, and programs to address climate issues at the military service academies. Specifically, this report addresses: (1) the extent to which…
Descriptors: Military Service, Military Training, Organizational Climate, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to examine the prevalence and growth of segregation in K-12 public schools. This report examined the extent of (1) racial, ethnic, and economic divisions in K-12 public schools; and (2) district secession and any resulting student demographic shifts. To determine the extent of divisions along…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Student Diversity, Demography, School Segregation
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
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
Gianopoulos, Kimberly – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
Over 2 million foreign students and scholars studied at U.S. universities in 2019, in many cases contributing to U.S. research. The U.S. government implements export controls to, among other things, mitigate the risk of foreign students and scholars obtaining controlled and sensitive information that could benefit foreign adversaries. The…
Descriptors: Universities, College Students, Foreign Students, International Trade
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
Senate Report 117-39 and House Report 117-118 include provisions for Government Accountability Office (GAO) to assess professional learning at the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) schools. This report describes: DODEA's professional learning approach, results of DODEA teacher surveys, and how DODEA has addressed barriers teachers…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Military Schools, Military Training, Military Service
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
This report examines: (1) the extent to which veterans pursue STEM degrees using Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits; (2) challenges these veterans face in obtaining a STEM degree; and (3) how VA administers the Rogers STEM scholarship. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) analyzed VA administrative data and interviewed officials…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Veterans, STEM Education, Barriers
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