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Remedial Education: Modifying Chapter 1 Formula Would Target More Funds to Those Most in Need
HRD-92-16: Published: Jul 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Chapter 1 program established to fund supplementary remedial education services for low-achieving students in poverty areas, focusing on whether: (1) modifications to the Chapter 1 funding formula would improve the targeting of program funds; (2) the Chapter 1 formula adequately reflects the cost of providing education services; and (3) more cu...
Comments on JTPA Bills
HRD-92-35R: Published: May 20, 1992. Publicly Released: May 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on its review of the impact of participant support on the program outcomes experienced by Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) enrollees. GAO noted that: (1) analysis at five service delivery areas indicated that single parents with a child under 6 years of age more often obtained jobs or experienced some positive outcome; (2) pending legislation w...
Apprenticeship Training: Administration, Use, and Equal Opportunity
HRD-92-43: Published: Mar 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training's (BAT) operations, focusing on: (1) the use of apprenticeships to train workers; (2) federal and state resources dedicated to administering apprenticeships; and (3) the representation of minorities and women in apprenticeships.GAO found that: (1) BAT is responsible for registering or having state agencies...
Adolescent Drug Use Prevention: Common Features of Promising Community Programs
PEMD-92-2: Published: Jan 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the design, implementation, and results of promising, comprehensive, community-based drug use prevention programs for young adolescents.GAO found that: (1) successful drug abuse prevention programs took a positive approach toward youth and stressed skills learning, motivational techniques, and coping tactics necessary for dealing with the multiple...
Student Financial Aid: Characteristics of Jobs Provided Through the College Work-Study Program
HRD-92-72BR: Published: Feb 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information concerning jobs funded through the College Work-Study (CWS) Program, focusing on the extent to which the CWS Program: (1) supports on-campus and off-campus employment; (2) provides jobs related to students' educational or vocational goals; and (3) provides community service jobs that meet the needs of low-income individuals.GAO found th...
Student Financial Aid: Most Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants Are Awarded to Needy Students
HRD-92-47: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG), focusing on: (1) whether educational institutions awarded SEOG to Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFC) first and non-Pell Grant recipients with the lowest EFC second; and (2) the Department of Education's data on SEOG distributions to institutions and their stude...
Three Studies at the Local Level
147975: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, looks at three specific school districts, including a small Southern elementary school, a 172-school system in the East, and a large West Coast high school, focusing on: (1) local-level approaches to reform which centered on curriculum, environment, and structure; (2) school-wide or district-wide reforms under a coherent, c...
Arts Funding: Public Funding Profiles of the NEA States and Cities
GGD-92-35FS: Published: Dec 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed federal, state, and local arts funding.GAO found that: (1) the National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) program funding varied slightly for the period between fiscal year (FY) 1986 and FY 1987, increasing 3.8 percent, from $143.7 million to $149.2 million; (2) NEA program funding increased less than 1 percent each year from FY 1987 through FY 1991...
Vocational Rehabilitation: Improved Federal Leadership Could Help States Focus Services on Those With Severe Handicaps
T-HRD-91-10: Published: Sep 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1991.
GAO discussed the order-of-selection provision in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, focusing on: (1) why most states do not use the order of selection; (2) how states have implemented the provision; and (3) how the Department of Education ensures that states comply with the order-of-selection provision. GAO noted that: (1) more than half the states had never used order of selection; (2) officials in...
Job Training Partnership Act: Racial and Gender Disparities in Services
T-HRD-91-42: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1991.
GAO discussed the Job Training Partnership Act Program (JTPA), focusing on the: (1) extent to which disparities occurred in individual service delivery areas (SDA); and (2) factors contributing to such disparities. GAO noted that: (1) preliminary data indicated that racial disparities existed in training provided to blacks in 11 to 20 percent of the SDA analyzed; (2) in those SDA, white participan...