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Higher Education: IRS and Education Could Better Address

Details: Education officials agreed that they could assess this risk through its audited financial statement review process and could develop procedures to do so. Until Education develops and implements such procedures for new conversions, potential improper benefit may go undetected.

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GAO-17-400, K-12 EDUCATION: Education Needs to Improve

Details: Education officials have not substantially revised the program’s performance measures since 1998, in part because its authorization lapsed from fiscal years 2008 through 2016. Leading practices in performance measurement call for federal agencies to align performance measures with program objectives.

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Department of Education--Grant Extensions U.S. GAO

Details: Education should strictly adhere to the duration restrictions for grant periods as set up in the authorizing legislation and implementing regulations, and terminate grants improperly extended. If, at that time, Education determines that additional assistance is warranted, Education could award a …

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K-12 Education: Education Needs to Improve Oversight of

Details: Department of Education. 1. The Secretary of Education should direct the Office of Academic Improvement to expand its performance measures for the 21st Century program to address all program objectives. Specifically, Education should establish performance measures related to key behavioral, including student attendance and disciplinary

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Higher Education: Students Need More Information to Help

Details: What GAO Found. Based on GAO's analysis of the Department of Education's (Education) most recently available data, an estimated 35 percent of college students transferred to a new school at least once from 2004 to 2009, and GAO found that students may face challenges getting information or advice about transferring course credits.

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GAO-12-350, K-12 Education: School-Based Physical

Details: education instruction to elementary school students and 225 minutes per week to middle and high school students. Other school-based physical activities, such as interscholastic and intramural sports, should complement rather than take the place of physical education by providing opportunities to practice and apply the skills taught during physical

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Foster Care: Education Could Help States Improve

Details: Education agreed with this recommendation. The agency said that its Office of Elementary and Secondary Education will restructure its entire website to better organize its information, and create a new web page to house all foster care-related information and resources.

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Federal Student Aid: Actions Needed to Evaluate Pell Grant

Details: Education is required to review and evaluate experiments under the Experimental Sites Initiative—of which Second Chance Pell is a part—and make recommendations, as appropriate, to improve the delivery of federal student aid. In its comments on the draft report, Education stated that it was planning to evaluate the pilot, consistent with the

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Professional Military Education: Programs Are Accredited

Details: Joint Professional Military Education programs bring together officers from across the military and prepare them to work together in complex operations and major conflicts. However, according to one DOD document, these programs have “stagnated” into a credit-earning exercise.

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Indian Education: Actions Needed to Ensure Students with

Details: Bureau of Indian Education : The Director of BIE should work with knowledgeable stakeholders in Indian education to establish a community of practice or other formal mechanism to identify and disseminate promising practices for schools—especially those in remote locations—on recruiting, hiring, and retaining special education teachers and contracting with providers.

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Higher Education: More Information Could Help Student

Details: Education's Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program helped about 3,300 students pay child care costs for about 4,000 children in 2016-2017. Another 4,200 children were on waiting lists to receive assistance. Most CCAMPIS participants paid some child care fees after receiving subsidies—the median payment each month was

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Racial Disparities in Education and the Role of Government

Details: Education Quality and Access. The link between racial and ethnic minorities and poverty is long-standing. Studies have noted concerns about this segment of the population that falls at the intersection of poverty and minority status in schools and how this affects their access to quality education.

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K-12 Education: Education Needs to Address Significant

Details: The Department of Education's (Education) quality control processes for data it collects from public school districts on incidents of restraint and seclusion are largely ineffective or do not exist, according to GAO's analysis of school year 2015-16 federal restraint and seclusion data—the most recent available.

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EDUCATION, WORKFORCE, AND INCOME SECURITY

Details: EDUCATION, WORKFORCE, AND INCOME SECURITY An educated citizenry und u productive workforce are keys to the continued vitulity of our democrutic society und the vigor of our community. To this end, the government spends billions on progrdms uimed tit fostering the development und education of our children

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Indian Education: Schools Need More Assistance to Provide

Details: All Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools closed their buildings in March 2020 in response to COVID-19, affecting over 41,000 students at 183 schools. We testified that the Bureau did not offer comprehensive guidance on distance learning. In August 2020, it issued a guide focused on in-person instruction. But most schools provided distance

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Department of Education: Resource and Achievement Trends

Details: Education also provides funds to help support higher education. In fiscal year 2016, Education provided $30.8 billion for selected higher education federal grant and work study programs and was responsible for a portfolio of $1.3 trillion in outstanding student loans. Public Elementary and Secondary School Funding by Source, School Years 1980-2014

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K-12 Education: Lead Testing of School Drinking Water

Details: Education has taken steps to implement this recommendation. Specifically, Education has improved its technical assistance website and search functions, so that guidance on lead in school drinking water is appropriately categorized and easy to find. For example, the first items returned by searching 'lead' direct the user to the EPA's guidance

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Joint Military Education: Actions Needed to Implement DOD

Details: What GAO Found. The purpose of the Department of Defense's (DOD) study of its Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) program was to identify (1) desired leader attributes as part of the JPME career-long learning experience needed to support DOD's strategic vision and (2) any gaps in the current educational program to facilitate the development of the leaders needed to achieve that vision.

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Department of Education: Improved Oversight and Controls

Details: Department of Education : 2. To build on Education's current efforts to improve human capital management, the Secretary of Education should develop a formal process for reviewing performance standards and performance appraisal decisions to help ensure Education's performance management system is consistent across the department.

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Special Education: Varied State Criteria May Contribute to

Details: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the primary federal special education law, requires states to have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all children with disabilities residing in the state who need special education services are identified, located, and evaluated.

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Education Research: Further Improvements Needed to Ensure

Details: The Department of Education's (Education) Institute of Education Sciences (IES) supports high-quality research, but lacks certain key procedures needed to fulfill other aspects of its mission. According to stakeholders, IES has substantially improved the quality of education research …

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HEHS-94-45 Elementary School Children: Many Change …

Details: Their Education GAOMEHS-94-46 . Y Notice: This is a reprint of a GAO report. 1 . GAO United States General Accounting Office Washington, D.C. 20648 Health, Education, and Human Services Division B-251230 February 4,1994 The Honorable Marcy Kaptur House of Representatives Dear Ms. Kaptur:

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Higher Education COVID-19 Relief Funding—Who Got What and

Details: Many students faced unexpected expenses for housing, food, technology purchases, and more after colleges and universities closed their physical campuses last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help students and schools, Congress created the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Today’s WatchBlog post explores our work on how the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds were

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Indian Affairs: Better Management and Accountability

Details: Students in Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools perform consistently below Indian students in public schools on national and state assessments. For example, based on estimates from a 2011 study using national assessment data, in 4th grade, BIE students on average scored 22 points lower for reading and 14 points lower for math than Indian

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Higher Education and Disability: Education Needs a

Details: Research suggests that more students with disabilities are pursuing higher education than in years past, and recent legislative changes, such as those in the Higher Education Opportunity Act and Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, have the potential to increase the number and diversity of …

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Graduate Medical Education: Programs and Residents

Details: Graduate medical education (residency) prepares a doctor to independently practice medicine in the U.S. In 2014, the two primary groups that accredited residency programs announced a plan for programs to transition to a single accreditor.

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K-12 Education: Better Use of Information Could Help

Details: Education has investigated schools, analyzed its data by student groups protected under federal civil rights laws, and found discrimination and disparities in some cases. GAO analyzed Education's data among types of schools (charters, magnets, and traditional public schools) by percentage of racial minorities and a proxy for poverty level and

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Higher Education: Information on Incentive Compensation

Details: The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) mandated that GAO conduct a study on Education's enforcement of the incentive compensation ban in light of the safe harbors and report on the number of violations substantiated by the Secretary of Education since 1998, the nature of these violations, and the names of the institutions involved.

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Higher Education: Education Should Strengthen Oversight of

Details: The Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education recently completed an evaluation accreditor standards with a focus on how the standards measure student achievement -- for national, regional, and programmatic accrediting agencies.

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GAO-17-669R, Department of Education: Staffing Levels Have

Details: driving changes in Education’s FTEs and how Education’s trends compare to other selected federal domestic policy agencies; 1The Department of Education was established as a cabinet level agency by the Department of Education Organization Act of 1979. Pub. L. No. 96-88, 93 Stat. 668. This law was signed in October 1979, making fiscal year

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Department of Education: Total and Permanent Disability

Details: Department of Education ENCLOSURE. REPORT UNDER 5 U.S.C. § 801(a)(2)(A) ON A MAJOR RULE ISSUED BY THE Department of EDUCATION ENTITLED “Total and Permanent Disability Discharge of Loans Under Title IV of the Higher Education Act” (RIN: 1840-AD48) (i) Cost-benefit analysis

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Higher Education: Education Should Address Oversight and

Details: Education agreed with this recommendation and that additional general guidance to schools would be helpful. In September 2019, Education finalized new regulations that made changes to certain components of the composite score and also provided additional information for schools about how the composite score is calculated.

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Action

Details: Education modified a few loans in 2013 and was recently authorized to offer loan deferment, but has no plans to analyze the potential benefits to HBCUs and the program's cost of offering such modifications in the future. Until Education conducts such analyses, policymakers will lack key information on potential options to assist HBCUs.

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Joint Professional Military Education: Opportunities Exist

Details: Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) research institutions, particularly at the National Defense University, experienced growth in number, funding, and size in terms of staffing levels from fiscal year (FY) 2007 through FY 2011, but the number of institutions as …

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Continuing Professional Education Study: Budget Analysts

Details: professional education and training of those in the financial ,i management community. As previously stated, this is the ‘second study JFMIP has conducted on continuing professional education and training for government financial managers. i , ,‘, .’ /’ Based on observations throughout the study, JFMIP still sees a

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Race in America U.S. GAO

Details: Education After the passage of various civil rights laws in the 1960s, the nation began the process of desegregating its schools. We reported to Congress in 1973 that over 558 public schools in 3 years permanently closed for desegregation reasons.

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Education of Homeless Students: Improved Program Oversight

Details: Education has protocols for monitoring state EHCY programs, but no plan to ensure adequate oversight of all states, though monitoring is a key management tool for assessing the quality of performance over time and resolving problems promptly. Prior to fiscal year 2010, it had been Education's policy to monitor 50 states and 3 area programs at

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GAO-19-8, K-12 EDUCATION: Public High Schools with More

Details: Department of Education (Education) data for school year 2015-16 (the most recent available). While most public high schools, regardless of poverty level, offered courses like algebra and biology, disparities in access were associated with school poverty level for more advanced courses like calculus, physics, and

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GAO-10-33 Higher Education and Disability: Education Needs

Details: education for students with disabilities, GAO recommends that the Secretary of Education develop and implement a coordinated approach to optimize agency resources and knowledge in providing technical assistance to postsecondary schools in supporting students with disabilities. Education agreed with our recommendation and plans to

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