Disadvantaged persons (101 - 110 of 178 items)
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...
Self-Sufficiency: Opportunities and Disincentives on the Road to Economic Independence
HRD-93-23: Published: Aug 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO examined how housing and social service policies affect beneficiaries receiving public assistance when they gain employment and experience an increase in income.GAO found that: (1) the amount of income required to become economically independent varies greatly across programs and states; (2) only a small proportion of families with incomes below the pover...
Poor Preschool-Aged Children: Numbers Increase but Most Not in Preschool
HRD-93-111BR: Published: Jul 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) changes in preschool-aged children's demographics since 1980; and (2) differences in preschool participation rates for children by income level, age, other demographic characteristics, and location.GAO found that: (1) the United States could experience difficulties in achieving the first of its planned National Education Goals by 2000 because...
Vocational Education: Status in School Year 1990-91 and Early Signs of Change at Secondary Level
HRD-93-71: Published: Jul 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on vocational education during school year 1990 through 1991, focusing on: (1) the status of vocational programs in secondary schools; and (2) changes to vocational programs nationwide.GAO found that: (1) although schools generally do not have many of the quality components and instructional approaches needed, changes in vocational-te...
Exiting Program Improvement
HRD-93-2R: Published: Mar 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1993.
GAO provided information on the: (1) percentage of Chapter 1 schools that exit the Chapter 1 program after 1 year due to improved student achievement-test scores; and (2) extent of inaccurate school ratings based on imprecise achievement-test scores. GAO found that: (1) one-half to three-quarters of the schools identified for program improvement would improve student achievement-test scores after...
Chapter 1 Accountability: Greater Focus on Program Goals Needed
HRD-93-69: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of Chapter 1 program improvement provisions, focusing on the: (1) process states and school districts use to identify schools for program improvements; and (2) implementation of the joint and local phases of program improvement.GAO found that: (1) states and school districts identified schools needing program improvement if their...
Compensatory Education: Additional Funds Help More Private School Students Receive Chapter 1 Services
HRD-93-65: Published: Feb 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Chapter 1 compensatory education services provided to private school students since additional funds to local school districts became available, focusing on: (1) changes in student participation rates; (2) services provided to private school students and changes in services; and (3) the current status of state expenditures and the additional fundin...
Job Corps Costs and Outcomes
HRD-93-16R: Published: Feb 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the costs, outcomes, and administrative structure of the Job Corps program, focusing on: (1) cost differences between centers run by contractors and federal Civilian Conservation Centers (CCC); (2) outcomes for students trained by national sole-source contractors; and (3) sole-source contractors' hiring of students. GAO noted that: (...
OCG-93-18TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized information on education issues facing Congress and the new administration, focusing on the need to: (1) enhance federal efforts to meet national educational goals; (2) reduce the cost and preserve the integrity of the student loan program; and (3) strengthen Department of Education management.GAO noted that: (1) the education system is not meeti...
Compensatory Education: Most Chapter 1 Funds in Eight Districts Used for Classroom Services
HRD-92-136FS: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how school districts used Chapter 1 compensatory education grant funds for educationally disadvantaged students.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1991, Chapter 1 funds for states and districts totalled about $5.5 billion; (2) analysis of Chapter 1 expenditure data from 8 school districts indicated that the districts expended about 7...