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Early Childhood Programs: Characteristics Affect the Availability of School Readiness Information
HEHS-00-38: Published: Feb 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of federal early childhood education and care programs in regard to school readiness, focusing on: (1) developing a categorization of federal early childhood education and care programs for a better understanding of the federal involvement in achieving school readiness; and (2) what is known about the effectiveness of selected pro...
Head Start: Challenges in Monitoring Program Quality and Demonstrating Results
HEHS-98-186: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ensures that Head Start programs are accountable for complying with laws and regulations and for achieving program purposes, focusing on: (1) the extent to which Head Start's mission, goal, and objectives provide an overall framework that emphasizes compliance with applicable laws and regulation...
School Finance: State Efforts to Equalize Funding Between Wealthy and Poor School Districts
HEHS-98-92: Published: Jun 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how well state funding is targeted to poor school districts.GAO noted that: (1) two key factors help reduce the size of the funding gap between poor and wealthy districts: (a) the extent to which a state's poor districts make a greater tax effort than the wealthy districts; and (b) a state's effort to compensate for differences in district wealth t...
Head Start: Research Insufficient to Assess Program Impact
T-HEHS-98-126: Published: Mar 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1998.
GAO discussed Head Start's impact on children and their families, and the adequacy of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) current research plans to provide additional information on Head Start's impact.GAO noted that: (1) the Head Start program has provided comprehensive services to millions of low-income children and their families; (2) little is known, however, about whether the p...
School Finance: State and Federal Efforts to Target Poor Students
HEHS-98-36: Published: Jan 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state and federal efforts to target poor students and the funding gaps between districts with high and low proportions of poor students, focusing on: (1) the extent to which state and federal funding is targeted to districts on the basis of the number of poor students; and (2) the effect of state and federal funding on the amount of funds available...
Education Programs: Information on Major Preschool, Elementary, and Secondary Education Programs
HEHS-97-210R: Published: Sep 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on work it completed from 1990 through 1997 addressing early childhood, elementary, and secondary education issues.GAO noted that: (1) GAO work has identified the need for improvement in the Department of Education's oversight and management of education programs; (2) a major weakness is lack of evaluations of program effectiveness and...
Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-13(2): Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Education and Employment issue area as of April 15, 1997...
Head Start: Research Provides Little Information on Impact of Current Program
HEHS-97-59: Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of the current Head Start Program, focusing on what: (1) the studies conducted on current Head Start programs suggest about Head Start's impact; and (2) types of Head Start studies are planned by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).GAO noted that: (1) although an extensive body of literature exists on Head Start, only a sma...
School Finance: State Efforts to Reduce Funding Gaps Between Poor and Wealthy Districts
HEHS-97-31: Published: Feb 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed funding gaps between poor and wealthy school districts, focusing on the: (1) size of the gap in total (state and local combined) funding between poor and wealthy school districts for each state; (2) key factors that affect the size of states' funding gaps; (3) effect of states' school finance policies on the funding gap; and (4) implications of thi...
Education and Employment Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-96-19: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Education and Employment issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to assess: (1) whether the federal government is effectively using its education resources to support and encourage state and local education programs; (2) how the federal government can ensure that eligible students have access to quality higher education while encouraging cost containment and...