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Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-13(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Education and Employment issue area as of January 2, 1996...
School Finance: Trends in U.S. Education Spending
HEHS-95-235: Published: Sep 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the current status and trends in public education spending, focusing on: (1) the current expenditure levels for education and how they have changed over time; (2) the roles local, state, and federal governments play in financing education in the United States, and how these roles have changed over time; and (3) how the states differ in their capaci...
College Savings: Information on State Tuition Prepayment Programs
HEHS-95-131: Published: Aug 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state tuition prepayment programs, focusing on: (1) how these programs operate and the participation rates; (2) participants' income levels and options for increasing the participation of lower-income families; and (3) the key issues surrounding these programs.GAO found that: (1) all seven of the state tuition prepayment programs rev...
Higher Education: Restructuring Student Aid Could Reduce Low-Income Student Dropout Rate
HEHS-95-48: Published: Mar 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how student financial aid affects low-income students' dropout rates, focusing on whether: (1) the timing of loan and grant aid influences students' dropout rates; and (2) restructuring federal grant programs could improve low-income students' dropout rates.GAO found that: (1) grants and loans do not have the same effects on reducing low-income col...
Early Childhood Programs: Local Perspectives on Barriers to Providing Head Start Services
HEHS-95-8: Published: Dec 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Head Start Program, focusing on: (1) the barriers to providing quality Head Start services; (2) the techniques that Head Start staff can use to overcome these barriers; and (3) how local Head Start programs use quality improvement funds to enhance and strengthen service quality.GAO found that: (1) Head Start program directors have difficulties...
School-Age Children: Poverty and Diversity Challenge Schools Nationwide
HEHS-94-132: Published: Apr 29, 1994. Publicly Released: May 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the increasing population of school-age children of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds living in poverty affects schools, focusing on the changes in demographic characteristics of school-age children between 1980 and 1990.GAO found that: (1) between 1980 and 1990, the numbers of poor school-age children increased by more than 400,000, to 7.6...
Immigrant Education: Federal Funding Has Not Kept Pace With Student Increases
T-HEHS-94-146: Published: Apr 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1994.
GAO discussed the reauthorization of the Emergency Immigrant Education Act (EIEA) Program. GAO noted that: (1) EIEA funds are provided to school districts with large numbers of immigrant students; (2) the geographical concentration of immigrant children has increased the financial burden of some school districts; (3) EIEA program funding has not kept pace with the increasing number of eligible stu...
Hispanic Dropouts and Federal Programs
PEMD-94-18R: Published: Apr 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal programs that address the Hispanic high school dropout problem, focusing on: (1) the availability of these programs in areas with large Hispanic populations; and (2) whether sufficient participation data are available to support conclusions regarding program coverage. GAO noted that: (1) there are many federal education progr...
Rural Children: Increasing Poverty Rates Pose Educational Challenges
HEHS-94-75BR: Published: Jan 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed changes in demographic characteristics of rural children between 1980 and 1990, focusing on: (1) rural children in families with incomes below the poverty level; and (2) the number of counties currently eligible for Chapter 1 educational funding that will not be eligible under proposed changes to the program's eligibility criteria.GAO found that: (...
School Age Demographics: Recent Trends Pose New Educational Challenges
HRD-93-105BR: Published: Aug 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the economic and demographic characteristics of school age children in families and changes in these characteristics between 1980 and 1990.GAO found that: (1) there was a 5.8-percent decline in school age children between 1980 and 1990; (2) during the 1980s, the number of poor school age children grew by 6 percent; (3) white children represented mo...