Tag: GAO


GAO Report: Office of Federal Student Aid Is Understaffed

September 21, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Office of Federal Student Aid at the Department of Education is understaffed, as its staffing levels haven’t kept pace with the growing student loan portfolio, according to findings by the Government Accountability Office. From fiscal year 2010 to 2019, […]


GAO report: Two-thirds of nation’s schools lag on accessibility

July 27, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The report also found districts identified other projects that kept buildings functioning as priorities, such as roofing and heating. Additionally, it suggested that in the rush to make schools safe and secure in an era of gun violence, schools sacrifice […]

Educational Forms, Formal Education

GAO: Low-income and minority students face barriers resolving disputes over special ed services

December 4, 2019

Via: Education Dive

According to the report, many parents “feel they are at a disadvantage” when in conflict with school districts because of “an imbalance of power” and, as a result, may be reluctant to engage in dispute resolution. Stakeholders also pointed out […]


Report: Over 60% of college students face hunger or housing insecurity

May 1, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The prevalence of housing and food insecurity on campus has critical implications for student outcomes, as an inability to meet basic needs can “undermine academic success,” the report’s authors note. Housing insecurity, in particular, has a strong relationship with students’ […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Delinquency levels high for HBCU loan program

August 1, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The GAO and a group of Democratic legislators have suggested that the Education Department should modify the program and do more outreach to public universities, which could expand it. Only 13 of the participating schools are public institutions. The GAO […]