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Attention Disorder Drugs: Few Incidents of Diversion or Abuse Identified By Schools
GAO-01-1011: Published: Sep 14, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2001.
Children diagnosed with attention deficit disorders are often treated with stimulant medications, such as Ritalin or Adderall. These drugs are controlled substances under federal law because of their high potential for abuse. Many of these stimulant drugs must be taken several times a day to be effective, so children need medication during the school day. Concern has arisen that the increasing use...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Education
GAO-01-245: Published: Jan 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2001.
This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Education. These challenges include (1) ensuring access to postsecondary education, (2) encouraging states to improve performance information, (3) promoting coordination with other federal agencies and school districts, and (4) improving financial m...
The Challenge of Data Sharing: Results of a GAO-Sponsored Symposium on Benefit and Loan Programs
GAO-01-67: Published: Oct 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2000.
Data sharing among federal agencies that run federal benefit and loan programs is important for determining the eligibility of applicants and beneficiaries. A GAO symposium on data sharing highlighted various issues facing federal agencies in their efforts to prevent abuse of federal programs. Symposium speakers focused on the number of program dollars saved by interagency data exchanges. Agencies...
Interscholastic Athletics: School Districts Provide Some Assistance to Uninsured Student Athletes
HEHS-00-148: Published: Sep 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed high school interscholastic athletics, focusing on the: (1) number of uninsured high school students in the United States and the extent to which the lack of health insurance poses a barrier to participation in high school athletic programs; and (2) strategies school districts have developed to provide health insurance and health care to high sch...
Goals 2000: Flexible Funding Supports State and Local Education Reform
HEHS-99-10: Published: Nov 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Goals 2000 Program, focusing on determining how: (1) its funds have been spent at both the state and local levels, including the levels of funding for developing standards and assessments as well as health education; and (2) state and local officials view Goals 2000 as a means to promote education reform efforts.GAO noted that: (1) Goals 2000 f...
Federal Documents in Languages Other Than English Published and Distributed in Calendar Years 1995-1997
GGD-98-99R: Published: Jun 5, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its September 1995 correspondence identifying the number of federal government documents (excluding documents of the Departments of Defense and State) that were published in languages other than English, focusing on: (1) the number of non-English-language documents published during the 3-year period from January 1, 1995, through December 31, 1997, a...
Budget Issues: Inventory of Accounts With Spending Authority and Permanent Appropriations, 1997
OGC-98-23: Published: Jan 19, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided supplemental information on the 53 budget accounts that agencies identified as having backdoor spending authority.GAO noted that: (1) since the issuance of the report GAO has resolved the status of each of the 53 accounts; (2) GAO was unable to verify that 33 of the accounts have backdoor spending authority; (3) in 28 of the accounts the agency p...
School Facilities: Profiles of School Condition by State
HEHS-96-148: Published: Jun 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the condition of America's schools, focusing on state-specific information about school buildings, environmental conditions, needed maintenance and costs, and financial burdens to meet federal mandates on correcting environmental hazards and providing access to the disabled.GAO found that: (1) the data obtained from its survey of 10,000 schools was...
Public Education: Issues Involving Single-Gender Schools and Programs
HEHS-96-122: Published: May 28, 1996. Publicly Released: May 28, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the major educational and legal issues involved with public single-gender education.GAO found that: (1) single-gender educational programs are thought to reduce dropout rates and improve overall academic performance among urban males and academic achievement in mathematics and science among females; (2) single-gender settings are believed to reduce...
Department of Education: Monitoring of State Formula Grants by Office of Special Education Programs
HRD-91-91FS: Published: Apr 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs' (OSEP) monitoring of its formula grants to state education agencies.GAO found that: (1) OSEP generally conducted on-site monitoring at each state education agency every 5 or 6 years, and could not meet its goal to conduct such monitoring every 3 years; (2) OSEP reduc...