Elementary and Secondary Education (1 - 3 of 3 items)
K-12 Education: Education's Experiences with Flexibility Waivers Could Inform Efforts to Assist States with New Requirements
GAO-16-650: Published: Jul 7, 2016. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 2016.
Since introducing its Flexibility initiative in 2011—inviting states to request a waiver from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) in effect at the time—the Department of Education (Education) has monitored states' efforts and identified challenges to states' ability to fully implement their waivers. According to GAO's analysis of Education letters an...
Safe and Drug-Free Schools: Balancing Accountability With State and Local Flexibility
HEHS-98-3: Published: Oct 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the accountability measures the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act requires at the federal, state, and local levels; (2) the activities that the Department of Education uses for overseeing state and local programs; (3) how state education agencies (SEA) ensure local programs' compliance with the act; and (4) how Safe and Drug-Free...
Should the Bureau of Indian Affairs Continue To Provide Educational Services to Indian Children?
CED-80-72: Published: Apr 23, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1980.
GAO was asked to comment on the possibility of transferring the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Indian education activities to the Department of Education. In response, GAO prepared a study of current efforts on the part of the Bureau to improve the academic achievement levels of Indian students. During the 1970's, GAO repeatedly reported that the Bureau was not providing quality education to Indians an...