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Education and Care: Early Childhood Programs and Services for Low-Income Families
HEHS-00-11: Published: Nov 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal child care funding, focusing on: (1) programs and services funded at the federal and state levels that directly provide early childhood care and education for the general population of low-income children up to age 5; (2) state and local assessments of the relative difficulty low-income parents face in obtaining care for thei...
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...
School Finance: State Efforts to Equalize Funding Between Wealthy and Poor School Districts
HEHS-98-92: Published: Jun 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how well state funding is targeted to poor school districts.GAO noted that: (1) two key factors help reduce the size of the funding gap between poor and wealthy districts: (a) the extent to which a state's poor districts make a greater tax effort than the wealthy districts; and (b) a state's effort to compensate for differences in district wealth t...
Head Start: Challenges Faced in Demonstrating Program Results and Responding to Societal Changes
T-HEHS-98-183: Published: Jun 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its work on the Head Start program, focusing on: (1) how well the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ensures that the Head Start program is achieving its purpose; and (2) how well Head Start is structured to meet the needs of program participants in today's social context, which differs significantly from that of 30 years ago.GAO noted...
Student Loans: Characteristics of Students and Default Rates at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
HEHS-98-90: Published: Apr 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed several issues regarding default rates at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), focusing on: (1) a comparison of freshman students at HBCUs with those at all colleges and universities in terms of the academic and socioeconomic characteristics that have been linked to student loan defaults; (2) differences in socioeconomic characteris...
Head Start Programs: Participant Characteristics, Services, and Funding
HEHS-98-65: Published: Mar 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Head Start Program in preparation for its reauthorization, focusing on: (1) the number and characteristics of those served; (2) the services provided and the way they are provided; (3) federal and nonfederal program dollars received and spent by programs delivering Head Start services; and (4) other programs providing similar ear...
Head Start: Research Insufficient to Assess Program Impact
T-HEHS-98-126: Published: Mar 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1998.
GAO discussed Head Start's impact on children and their families, and the adequacy of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) current research plans to provide additional information on Head Start's impact.GAO noted that: (1) the Head Start program has provided comprehensive services to millions of low-income children and their families; (2) little is known, however, about whether the p...
Student Loans: Limited Information Is Available to Determine How Students' College Debt Affects Their School and Lifestyle Decisions
HEHS-98-97R: Published: Mar 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the availability of information on the extent to which students' debt or anticipated debt affected: (1) students' choices about whether and where to enroll in college or whether or how much to borrow in order to attend; (2) the length of time it took baccalaureate graduates to earn their degree and their choices regarding graduate school and employ...
School Finance: State and Federal Efforts to Target Poor Students
HEHS-98-36: Published: Jan 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state and federal efforts to target poor students and the funding gaps between districts with high and low proportions of poor students, focusing on: (1) the extent to which state and federal funding is targeted to districts on the basis of the number of poor students; and (2) the effect of state and federal funding on the amount of funds available...
Job Corps: Participant Selection and Performance Measurement Need to Be Improved
T-HEHS-98-37: Published: Oct 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed Job Corps, a $1-billion program administered by the Department of Labor, focusing on how Labor can improve the selection of Job Corps participants and how it can improve the information it has available on program placements in order to adequately manage the program and assess placement contractor performance.GAO noted that: (1) Job Corps needs to...