state relations (21 - 30 of 33 items)
Education's Data Management Initiative: Significant Progress Made, but Better Planning Needed to Accomplish Project Goals
GAO-06-6: Published: Oct 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 2005.
As a condition of receiving federal funding for elementary and secondary education programs, states each year provide vast amounts of data to Education. While the need for information that informs evaluation is important (particularly with the No Child Left Behind Act), Education's data gathering has heretofore presented some problems. It has been burdensome to states because there are multiple an...
No Child Left Behind Act: Most Students with Disabilities Participated in Statewide Assessments, but Inclusion Options Could Be Improved
GAO-05-618: Published: Jul 20, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2005.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has focused attention on improving the academic achievement of all students, including more than 6 million students with disabilities and requires that all students be assessed. Students with disabilities may be included through accommodations, such as extended time, or alternate assessments, such as teacher observation of student performance. To provide inform...
At-Risk Youth: School-Community Collaborations Focus on Improving Student Outcomes
GAO-01-66: Published: Oct 10, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 2000.
This report focuses on school and community collaborations for improving student outcomes for at-risk youth. To better provide the support needed for these students to succeed in school and beyond, some schools and school districts have intensified their collaboration with businesses, community agencies, and other neighborhood organizations. These efforts, which go substantially beyond the usual l...
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: School Districts' Response to Regulatory Deadline
T-HEHS-98-156: Published: Apr 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1998.
GAO discussed its ongoing work on the impact of federal requirements on school districts, focusing on: (1) the school districts' response to the timeframe set out in the Department of Education's proposed regulations implementing changes to Individualized Education Programs (IEP).GAO noted that: (1) during its interviews, school districts related three major concerns about the July 1, 1998, deadli...
Education Programs: Information on the Ed-Flex Demonstration Project
HEHS-98-61R: Published: Dec 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's Education Flexibility Partnership Demonstration Program (Ed-Flex), focusing on whether Ed-Flex is structured to address the issues associated with multiple federal programs.GAO noted that: (1) under the Ed-Flex project, 12 states have been given limited authority to waive certain federal requirements affecting local sc...
Education Programs: Information on Major Preschool, Elementary, and Secondary Education Programs
HEHS-97-210R: Published: Sep 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on work it completed from 1990 through 1997 addressing early childhood, elementary, and secondary education issues.GAO noted that: (1) GAO work has identified the need for improvement in the Department of Education's oversight and management of education programs; (2) a major weakness is lack of evaluations of program effectiveness and...
Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-13(3): Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Education and Employment issue area as of August 29, 1997...
Department of Education: Challenges in Promoting Access and Excellence in Education
T-HEHS-97-99: Published: Mar 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1997.
GAO discussed the major challenges the Department of Education faces in achieving its mission to: (1) ensure access to postsecondary institutions, while at the same time protecting the financial interests of the government; and (2) promote access to and excellence in elementary, secondary, and adult education.GAO noted that: (1) although the Department has made progress in ensuring access to posts...
Visibility and Leadership: The Changing Federal Role in Education
147976: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, discusses federal involvement in education and focuses on: (1) federal programs in elementary and secondary education; (2) the President and nation's governors' establishment of national education goals for the year 2000 and establishment of the National Education Goals Panel; (3) the establishment of national standards for...
Compensatory Education: Chapter 1 Participants Generally Meet Selection Criteria
HRD-87-26: Published: Jan 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on school officials' selection of students for a federal compensatory education program under chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981 to determine: (1) whether the students met federal, state, and local selection requirements; and (2) how states ensured compliance with the act's requirements.GAO found tha...