Children (21 - 30 of 32 items)
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...
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: Options for Improving Measures of Effort and Equity in Title I
HEHS-96-142: Published: Aug 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the measures of equity and effort included in the Title I Education Finance Incentive Program, focusing on: (1) several options for improving these measures; (2) the characteristics of states with higher levels of equity and effort; and (3) alternative ways of using these measures in allocating title I funds.GAO found that: (1) the Education Financ...
SSA Initiatives to Identify Coaching
HEHS-96-96R: Published: Mar 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on two Social Security Administration (SSA) initiatives to identify and process reports of parents coaching their children to fake mental impairments to qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. GAO found that: (1) SSA asked state disability determination services to identify cases of suspected or alleged coaching; (2) SS...
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...
Early Childhood Programs: Many Poor Children and Strained Resources Challenge Head Start
HEHS-94-169BR: Published: May 17, 1994. Publicly Released: May 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Head Start Program, focusing on major themes and policy implications for implementing Head Start and other early childhood programs.GAO found that: (1) about 35 percent of poor children attended preschool programs in 1990 compared to 60 percent of children from high-income families; (2) participation rates were particularly low for immigrant, l...
Regulatory Flexibility in Schools: What Happens When Schools Are Allowed to Change the Rules?
HEHS-94-102: Published: Apr 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed three states' experience with providing regulatory flexibility to schools to better serve disadvantaged children.GAO found that: (1) the three states' regulatory flexibility approaches varied; (2) the states also granted regulatory waivers to schools on a case-by-case basis, but they could not waive federal regulations; (3) schools in all three sta...
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...
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...
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...