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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: (...
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...
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...
Student Aid Information and Private Tuition-Guarantee Programs
T-PEMD-91-6: Published: May 15, 1991. Publicly Released: May 15, 1991.
GAO discussed students' and parents' knowledge of college costs, and federal and private-sector student aid programs. GAO noted that: (1) students and parents had limited knowledge of the cost of attending different kinds of schools, and the availability of student aid; (2) students and parents from low-income families knew more about grants, while those from higher-income families knew more about...
Immigrant Education: Information on the Emergency Immigrant Education Act Program
HRD-91-50: Published: Mar 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO determined how many: (1) school districts used Emergency Immigrant Education Act of 1984 (EIEA) funds; (2) districts had EIEA-eligible students but received no EIEA funds; and (3) EIEA students participated in other federally funded education programs.GAO found that: (1) school districts used about 80 percent of their EIEA funds to pay for expenses relate...
The Urban Underclass: Disturbing Problems Demanding Attention
HRD-90-52: Published: Sep 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1990.
GAO assessed the development of the urban underclass in the United States.GAO found that: (1) the urban underclass comprised a relatively small percentage of the population, with estimates ranging from less than 2 million, based on the number of able-bodied persistently poor in urban areas, to 5.6 million based on census tracts with high concentrations of disadvantaged families; (2) between 1970 a...
Higher Education: Gaps in Parents' and Students' Knowledge of School Costs and Federal Aid
PEMD-90-20BR: Published: Jul 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on students' and parents' knowledge of federal financial aid for higher education and the cost of postsecondary schools.GAO found that: (1) more than 59 percent of ninth graders had received no information about financial aid from their schools; (2) most middle- and low-income parents without children in college lacked information about...
Promising Practice: Private Programs Guaranteeing Student Aid for Higher Education
PEMD-90-16: Published: Jun 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined various private-sector organizations which have established guaranteed aid and support programs to help disadvantaged students.GAO found that: (1) the private-sector programs are promising because of their participants' significant efforts, generally plausible program designs, and some early indications of positive results; (2) only modest program...