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K-12 Education: Better Use of Information Could Help Agencies Identify Disparities and Address Racial Discrimination
GAO-16-345: Published: Apr 21, 2016. Publicly Released: May 17, 2016.
The percentage of K-12 public schools in the United States with students who are poor and are mostly Black or Hispanic is growing and these schools share a number of challenging characteristics. From school years 2000-01 to 2013-14 (the most recent data available), the percentage of all K-12 public schools that had high percentages of poor and Black or Hispanic students grew from 9 to 16 percent,...
School Bullying: Legal Protections for Vulnerable Youth Need to Be More Fully Assessed
GAO-12-785T: Published: Jun 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2012.
With regard to the prevalence and effects of bullying, our findings suggest that reported levels of bullying and related effects are significant. Research shows that bullying can have detrimental outcomes for victims, including adverse psychological and behavioral outcomes. According to four nationally representative surveys conducted from 2005 to 2009, an estimated 20 to 28 percent of youth, prim...
School Bullying: Extent of Legal Protections for Vulnerable Groups Needs to Be More Fully Assessed
GAO-12-349: Published: May 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2012.
School bullying is a serious problem, and research shows that it can have detrimental outcomes for victims, including adverse psychological and behavioral outcomes. According to four nationally representative surveys conducted from 2005 to 2009, an estimated 20 to 28 percent of youth, primarily middle and high school-aged youths, reported they had been bullied during the survey periods. However, d...
Students With Disabilities: More Information and Guidance Could Improve Opportunities in Physical Education and Athletics
GAO-10-519: Published: Jun 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2010.
Research has established that physical activity and participation in athletics provides important health and social benefits for children. Certain federal laws help ensure that kindergarten-12th grade schools provide students with disabilities opportunities to participate in physical education (PE) and extracurricular athletics equal to those of their peers. However, national associations have que...
Within-School Discrimination: Inadequate Title VI Enforcement by Education's Office for Civil Rights
T-HRD-91-17: Published: Apr 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
GAO discussed the adequacy of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights' (OCR) enforcement activities in eliminating possible racial discrimination in the within-school placement of elementary and secondary students. GAO noted that: (1) many schools had disproportionate numbers of minority students being assigned to lower-ability classes; (2) OCR conducted only one compliance review re...
Reports Issued in September 1989
139852: Sep 1, 1989
GAO published its monthly digest of reports and testimonies issued in September 1989...
Problems Persist in the EEO Complaint Processing System for Federal Employees
FPCD-83-21: Published: Apr 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on continuing problems with the discrimination complaint processing system for Federal employees and some proposed changes in the system.The system for processing Government employees' discrimination complaints continues to be plagued with problems, particularly the length of time it takes to process complaints. GAO found that complaints closed...
The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975
113316: Sep 10, 1980
Amendments to the Education of the Handicapped Act to improve educational services in local public schools for children with mental, physical, emotional, and learning handicaps require that free appropriate public education be available for all handicapped children. Schools are required to evaluate a child's special needs, develop an individualized education program for the child, involve the chil...
Data-Reporting Requirements for State and Local Educational Agencies
MWD-75-28: Published: Mar 24, 1975. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1975.
No summary is currently available...