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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act holds states accountable for ensuring that public school children receive a quality education. Many states use flexibilities within the act to identify and serve low-performing schools and student subgroups needing support and improvement.
Trauma is a widespread, harmful, and costly public health problem, and is especially detrimental to children. Any frightening, dangerous, or violent event that threatens a child or their loved ones may be traumatic.
Nearly 7 million children between the ages of 3 and 21 received special education services during the 2015-16 school year under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. That's about 13% of the total number of students enrolled in public school.
The United States and China have established various higher education partnerships—there are nearly 100 Confucius Institutes at colleges and universities in the United States, and more than a dozen U.S. universities have opened institutions in China.
Confucius Institutes offer Chinese language instruction, cultural events, and more at about 100 U.S. universities.
Because the Chinese government funds these institutes, some researchers, U.S. officials, and others have raised concerns about undue influence and suppression of academic freedom.
What GAO Found In 2018, there were 22 tax credit scholarship (TCS) programs authorized across 18 states, which provide state tax credits for individual and business donations that fund scholarships for students to attend elementary and secondary private schools (see figure).
What GAO Found The Department of Education (Education) awards 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st Century) grants to states, who in turn, competitively award funds to local organizations, which use them to offer academic enrichment and other activities to improve students' academic and behavioral...