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School-Meals Programs: Additional Verification Could Help USDA Ensure Legitimate Access
GAO-15-594T: Published: May 7, 2015. Publicly Released: May 7, 2015.
In May 2014, GAO reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had taken several steps to implement or enhance controls to identify and prevent ineligible beneficiaries from receiving school-meals benefits. For example:USDA worked with Congress to develop legislation to automatically enroll students who receive Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program benefits for free school meals; t...
Indian Affairs: Further Actions on GAO Recommendations Needed to Address Systemic Management Challenges with Indian Education
GAO-15-539T: Published: Apr 22, 2015. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2015.
GAO has reported for several years on how systemic management challenges within the Department of the Interior's Office of the Assistant Secretaryâ€“Indian Affairs (Indian Affairs) continue to hamper efforts to improve Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools. Over the past 10 years, Indian Affairs has undergone several organizational realignments, resulting in multiple offices across different un...
Race to the Top: Education Could Better Support Grantees and Help Them Address Capacity Challenges
GAO-15-295: Published: Apr 13, 2015. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2015.
The Department of Education's (Education) Race to the Top (RTT) program encouraged states to reform their K-12 educational systems, but states and districts faced various capacity challenges in implementing the reforms. RTT accelerated education reforms underway and spurred new reforms in all 19 RTT states and in an estimated 81 percent of districts, according to GAO's surveys of RTT grantees and...
Race to the Top: Survey of School Districts' Capacity to Implement Reform (GAO-15-317SP, April 2015), an E-supplement to GAO-15-295
GAO-15-317SP: Published: Apr 13, 2015. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2015.
This e-publication supplements our report, RACE TO THE TOP: Education Could Better Support Grantees and Help Them Address Capacity Challenges (GAO-15-295). The purpose of this e-publication is to provide information from a web-based survey of a stratified random sample of school district officials who received Race to the Top (RTT) funds.(1) The school district survey was designed to obtain inform...
Race to the Top: Survey of State Education Agencies' Capacity to Implement Reform (GAO-15-316SP, April 2015), an E-supplement to GAO-15-295
GAO-15-316SP: Published: Apr 13, 2015. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2015.
This e-publication supplements our report, RACE TO THE TOP: Education Could Better Support Grantees and Help Them Address Capacity Challenges (GAO-15-295). The purpose of this e-publication is to provide information from a web-based survey of state educational agencies.(1) The state survey was designed to obtain information on capacity challenges related to implementation of Race to the Top (RTT)...
Women in STEM Research: Federal Agencies Differ in the Data They Collect on Grant Applicants
GAO-15-291R: Published: Mar 17, 2015. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2015.
Three of the six federal grant-making agencies we reviewed that support research in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fieldsâ€”the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agricultureâ€”routinely collect demographic information about the individual researchers who apply for and receive federal g...
Higher Education: Better Management of Federal Grant and Loan Forgiveness Programs for Teachers Needed to Improve Participant Outcomes
GAO-15-314: Published: Feb 24, 2015. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2015.
More than 410,000 students and teachers have participated in financial aid programs for teachers over the past decade, though GAO estimates 0.8 and 19 percent of the potentially eligible population participates in the Stafford Teacher Loan Forgiveness and Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant programs, respectively. GAO did not develop an estimate for Perkins...
Indian Affairs: Preliminary Results Show Continued Challenges to the Oversight and Support of Education Facilities
GAO-15-389T: Published: Feb 27, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2015.
Information on the physical condition of Bureau of Education (BIE) schools is not complete or accurate as a result of longstanding issues with the quality of data collected by the Department of the Interior's (Interior) Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (Indian Affairs). GAO's preliminary results indicate that issues with the quality of data on school conditionsâ€”such as inconsiste...
Higher Education: Education Should Strengthen Oversight of Schools and Accreditors [Reissued on January 22, 2015]
GAO-15-59: Published: Dec 22, 2014. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 2014.
Over a 4-1/2-year period, accreditorsâ€”independent agencies recognized by the Department of Education (Education)â€”sanctioned about 8 percent of schools for not meeting accreditor standards. They terminated accreditation for about 1 percent of accredited schools, thereby ending the schools' access to federal student aid funds. Accreditors must be officially recognized by Education as reliable au...
Education and Workforce Data: Challenges in Matching Student and Worker Information Raise Concerns about Longitudinal Data Systems
GAO-15-27: Published: Nov 19, 2014. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 2014.
Over half of 48 grantee states that received a Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) or Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grant have the ability to match data on individuals from early education into the workforce, based on GAO's analysis of 2013 Data Quality Campaign (DQC) survey data. The DQC is a nonprofit organization that supports the effective use of data to improve student achie...