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School Improvement Grants: Survey of State Educational Agencies Regarding Grant Implementation (GAO-12-370SP, April 2012), an E-supplement to GAO-12-373
GAO-12-370SP: Published: Apr 11, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2012.
This e-publication supplements our report: School Improvement Grants: Education Should Take Steps to Ensure Accountability for Schools and Contractors (GAO-12-373). This e-publication includes the questions we asked in a web-based survey of state educational agencies (SEA) about implementation of the School Improvement Grant (SIG) Program and summarizes the answers given by the SEAs. The SEA surve...
Department of Education: Improved Oversight and Controls Could Help Education Better Respond to Evolving Priorities
GAO-11-194: Published: Feb 10, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2011.
The U.S. Department of Education (Education) manages one of the largest discretionary appropriations of any federal agency, and plays a key role in supporting efforts to meet the nation's education goals. While Education managed a discretionary appropriation of over $160 billion in fiscal year 2009 and was responsible for administering about 200 grant programs, it has the smallest workforce of any...
Student Loans and Foreign Schools: Assessing Risks Could Help Education Reduce Program Vulnerability
GAO-03-647: Published: Jul 25, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2003.
Recent events have increased concerns about the potential for fraud in Education's student loan programs related to loans for U.S. residents attending foreign schools. In 2002, GAO's Office of Special Investigations created a fictitious foreign school that Education subsequently certified as eligible to participate in the student loan program. GAO investigators subsequently successfully obtained a...
DCPS: Limitation of Attorneys' Fees for Fiscal Years 1999 through 2001
GAO-03-224R: Published: Nov 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2002.
The District of Columbia appropriations acts for fiscal years 1999, 2000, and 2001 limited the amount of appropriated funds that could be paid to an attorney representing a prevailing party in an action brought against the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The appropriations act for fiscal year 2002 lifted the caps on attorneys' fees...
Title I Funding: Poor Children Benefit Though Funding Per Poor Child Differs
GAO-02-242: Published: Jan 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2002.
The Title I program spends $8 billion each year on elementary and secondary education. Although state and local funds account for more than 90 percent of national education expenditures, Title I has been an important source of funding for many poor school districts and schools since 1965. In the 1999-2000 school year, Title I funds were targeted on the basis of numbers and percentages of poor chil...
District of Columbia: D.C. Public Schools Inappropriately Used Gas Utility Contract for Renovations
GAO-01-963: Published: Sep 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2001.
By the mid 1990s, most of the District of Columbia's public schools were more than 50 years old and in poor condition. Deferred maintenance had led to a host of safety problems, from fire code violations to leaky roofs. GAO found that the D.C. school system mismanaged a contract with the Washington Gas Light Company. GAO found the use of the gas contract to obtain school renovation services, inclu...
Army Training: Improvements Are Needed in 5-Ton Truck Driver Training and Supervision
GAO-01-436: Published: Apr 11, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2001.
Instructor shortages are affecting the quality and quantity of Army truck driver training. Fort Leonard Wood, which trains about 90 percent of truck drivers, is especially affected by the instructor shortage. The result is that student drivers are not fully trained in all aspects of the instruction program when they graduate. If formal schools had enough instructors, they would presumably be able...
Head Start: Challenges in Monitoring Program Quality and Demonstrating Results
HEHS-98-186: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ensures that Head Start programs are accountable for complying with laws and regulations and for achieving program purposes, focusing on: (1) the extent to which Head Start's mission, goal, and objectives provide an overall framework that emphasizes compliance with applicable laws and regulation...
National Science Foundation: Better Use of Existing Resources Could Improve Program Administration
RCED-94-95: Published: Jun 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), focusing on: (1) how EHR establishes current and future priorities for its education programs; and (2) whether EHR has the resources it needs to effectively administer its programs.GAO found that: (1) EHR sets its program priorities through an informal proc...
Transition From School to Work: States Are Developing New Strategies to Prepare Students for Jobs
HRD-93-139: Published: Sep 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the school-to-work transition problem in the United States, focusing on: (1) state progress in implementing comprehensive school-to-work transition strategies; and (2) possible federal policy options for assisting such strategies.GAO found that: (1) most analyses of school-to-work transition problems are too limited in scope; (2) sound transition s...