Disadvantaged persons (91 - 100 of 178 items)
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...
School-Age Children: Poverty and Diversity Challenge Schools Nationwide
T-HEHS-94-125: Published: Mar 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1994.
GAO discussed the educational needs of poor school-aged children and the impact of demographic changes on national education goals. GAO noted that: (1) although the total number of school-age children declined by 2.3 million between 1980 and 1990, the number of poor school-age children increased to 7.6 million and the school-age poverty rate increased to 17.1 percent; (2) since 1990, child poverty...
Job Training Partnership Act: Labor Title IV Initiatives Could Improve Relations With Native Americans
HEHS-94-67: Published: Mar 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Indian and Native American Job Training Program, focusing on the: (1) relationship between the Department of Labor and the Native American community with respect to the Native American employment and training program; and (2) extent to which Job Training Partnership Act funds are used to provide training services.GAO found that:...
Elementary School Children: Many Change Schools Frequently, Harming Their Education
HEHS-94-45: Published: Feb 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number and characteristics of children who change schools frequently, focusing on: (1) their success in school compared to children who have never changed schools; (2) whether federal educational programs provide adequate assistance to mobile children; and (3) whether improved student record systems help schools make informed jud...
Limited English Proficiency: A Growing and Costly Educational Challenge Facing Many School Districts
HEHS-94-38: Published: Jan 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the nation's schools are educating limited-English-proficient (LEP) students, focusing on: (1) the characteristics of LEP students and the challenges that school districts face in educating them; (2) how districts with students from linguistically diverse backgrounds educate LEP students and the extent that academic subjects are taught in the s...
Higher Education: Information on Minority-Targeted Scholarships
HEHS-94-77: Published: Jan 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use and perceived value of minority-targeted scholarships (MTS) by undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.GAO found that: (1) MTS accounted for only a small portion of the total scholarships and scholarship dollars awarded between academic years 1991 and 1992; (2) most schools primarily base their MTS award decisions on race or ethni...
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-Linked Human Services: A Comprehensive Strategy for Aiding Students at Risk of School Failure
HRD-94-21: Published: Dec 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on school-linked programs that improve the educational performance and well-being of students at risk of school failure, focusing on: (1) whether multiservice school-linked programs sufficiently assist students and their families; (2) the barriers in using schools for delivering services; and (3) the federal government's role in promoti...
Vocational Education: Status in 2-Year Colleges in 1990-91 and Early Signs of Change
HRD-93-89: Published: Aug 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed vocational education programs at 2-year colleges from 1990 to 1991, focusing on changes in vocational education program quality and targeted groups' participation.GAO found that: (1) most 2-year colleges implemented quality vocational education approaches and other improvements in academic year 1990 through 1991; (2) the number of colleges that r...