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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.
In fiscal year 2004, the federal government made or guaranteed about $84 billion in loans for postsecondary education through two loan programs--the Federal Family Education Loan Progam (FFELP) and the Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP).
The Department of Education (Education) provides more than $2.5 billion annually to the states for a federal-state vocational rehabilitation (VR) program to help individuals with disabilities become employed.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed three agencies' annual performance plans to determine whether the plans met congressional requirements, focusing on: (1) which aspects of congressional information needs were met by the agency's annual performance plan or some other source; (2) where...
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's implementation of voluntary separation incentives, or buyouts, focusing on whether the buyouts met the requirements and purpose of the Federal Workforce Restructuring Act of 1994.
A review to determine the Senate Committee on Human Resources' needs for oversight information on selected elementary and secondary education programs focused on the information currently provided to the committee, information available from the federal educational community, information available from...