Tag Archives: education

Sneak Preview: Better Monitoring Urged for Missouri Ed Program

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is launching an online process designed to streamline how the state’s school districts comply with Early Childhood Special…

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Sneak Preview: Interior, BIE Aim To Improve Expenditure Oversight

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of the Interior (DOI) plans to develop written procedures for its Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) staff to better oversee expenditures within its major grant…

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Sneak Preview: Calif. To Boost Review of Complaints at LEAs

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) California Department of Education officials plan to expand their monitoring of local educational agencies within the state to investigate complaints about LEAs’ compliance with state school safety…

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Sneak Preview: Problems Cited with MOE Flexibility Oversight

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Several state educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) recently reviewed by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General did not always comply with laws…

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Simplicity Concerning Supplies is Short in Demand

While today is the first day of a new school year for my daughters, my wife and I are still reeling from the back-to-school shopping and preparation. Just when we finished purchasing everything on the first school shopping list, we…

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Sneak Preview: HDOE Response to Violations Deemed Insufficient

(The following is excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Although six state audits in 2009 revealed multiple findings across several agencies, the Hawaii Department of Education’s procurement practices were highly criticized in two of the 2009…

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ED Issues New Flexibility Guidance on Time-and-Effort Reporting

(This guest blog was written by the staff of Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC and ran in Thompson’s education blog Title 1-derland.) At the annual meeting of the Association of Education Federal Financial Administrators (AEFFA) last October in Charleston, Kay Rigling…

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Now’s an Even Better Time to Get Educated

It’s late August and to kids across the country, that means summer break is ending and it is or almost is “Back to School” time. However, for those in the grants management and auditing community, staying educated on the latest…

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The ED Angle on SCOTUS’ Obamacare Ruling

(The following post ran in Thompson’s education blog, Title 1-derland.) The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act— one of its most important decisions of the past decade — has significant implications for education. The Act’s expansion of…

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Charter Oversight: Managing From Behind a Curtain

(This guest post was written by Nancy Connor and originally appeared on Thompson’s education blog, Title I-Derland.) Charter schools represent a growing concern to me because all of our 30+ charter schools are considered to be public schools under the umbrella of my…

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