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Prekindergarten: Four Selected States Expanded Access by Relying on Schools and Existing Providers of Early Education and Care to Provide Services
GAO-04-852: Published: Sep 9, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2004.
For nearly 40 years, the federal government has played a role in providing early childhood development programs for children of low-income families through Head Start and other programs. Since 1980, the number of states with preschool programs has also significantly increased. While most of these programs have targeted children at risk of school failure, more recently, interest has grown in expand...
Human Capital: Senior Executive Performance Management Can Be Significantly Strengthened to Achieve Results
GAO-04-614: Published: May 26, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2004.
Congress and the administration have established a new performance-based pay system for members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) that is designed to provide a clear and direct linkage between SES performance and pay. Also, GAO previously reported that significant opportunities exist for agencies to hold the SES accountable for improving organizational results. GAO assessed how well selected a...
Preschool Education: Federal Investment for Low-Income Children Significant but Effectiveness Unclear
T-HEHS-00-83: Published: Apr 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed preschool education for children of low-income families, focusing on: (1) the federal and state commitment to preschool programs, including funding and collaborative efforts; and (2) what is known about the effectiveness of federal preschool programs.GAO noted that: (1) the federal investment in preschool programs for low-income children is consid...
Medicaid and Special Education: Coordination of Services for Children With Disabilities Is Evolving
HEHS-00-20: Published: Dec 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the mechanisms of coordination between Medicaid and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), focusing on: (1) how Medicaid and IDEA interact to meet the needs of low-income school-aged children with disabilities; and (2) issues that have arisen in coordinating Medicaid and IDEA services in schools.GAO noted that: (1) Medicaid and IDE...
Migrant Children: Education and HHS Need to Improve the Exchange of Participant Information
HEHS-00-4: Published: Oct 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Education's Migrant Education Program (MEP) and the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Migrant Head Start Program (MHS), focusing on: (1) the goals of the MEP and MHS programs, how they operate, who they serve, and what services they provide; (2) the extent to which Education and HHS facilitate the coord...
Welfare Reform: Assessing the Effectiveness of Various Welfare-to-Work Approaches
HEHS-99-179: Published: Sep 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed research on the effectiveness of various welfare-to-work approaches, focusing on: (1) the effectiveness of a rapid employment approach, an education-based approach, and a combination of these two approaches in improving employment-related outcomes for welfare recipients and other low-income women with children; and (2) the effect of welfare recip...
Social Security Disability Insurance: Multiple Factors Affect Beneficiaries' Ability to Return to Work
HEHS-98-39: Published: Jan 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) program, focusing on: (1) the self-reported health and functional status of DI beneficiaries who work while still on the rolls; (2) the occupations, earnings, and benefits of working beneficiaries; (3) factors that working beneficiaries believe were helpful in becoming employed; and (4) working benefici...
Social Security: Disability Programs Lag in Promoting Return to Work
HEHS-97-46: Published: Mar 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1997.
GAO updated information in previous reports regarding the Social Security Administration's (SSA) return-to-work program for Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries. Although GAO did not independently verify the data used in the analysis of this report, the data cited came from either U.S. government data systems or issue area experts.GAO noted that: (1) desig...
National Test Facility: Civilian Agency Use of Supercomputers Not Feasible
AIMD-95-28: Published: Dec 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed possible civilian agency use of the supercomputing capabilities at the Department of Defense's (DOD) National Test Facility (NTF), focusing on using these resources to support the: (1) Department of Energy in monitoring oil pipeline leakage; (2) Department of Education in developing on-line educational software; (3) Department of Health and Human...
Drug Abuse Prevention: Federal Efforts to Identify Exemplary Programs Need Stronger Design
PEMD-91-15: Published: Aug 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the policies and methods used by the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to identify exemplary drug abuse prevention programs.GAO found that: (1) Education and HHS unnecessarily limited the search for successful drug abuse prevention programs by considering only those programs with a no-use approach; (2) no...