Aid for education (41 - 50 of 59 items)
Education Programs: Information on the Ed-Flex Demonstration Project
HEHS-98-61R: Published: Dec 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's Education Flexibility Partnership Demonstration Program (Ed-Flex), focusing on whether Ed-Flex is structured to address the issues associated with multiple federal programs.GAO noted that: (1) under the Ed-Flex project, 12 states have been given limited authority to waive certain federal requirements affecting local sc...
Federal Education Funding: Multiple Programs and Lack of Data Raise Efficiency and Effectiveness Concerns
T-HEHS-98-46: Published: Nov 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1997.
GAO discussed: (1) the amount and complexity of federal support for education; (2) additional planning, implementation, and evaluative information needed by agencies and the Congress on federal education programs; and (3) some of the challenges of obtaining more and better information.GAO noted that: (1) billions in federal education dollars are distributed through hundreds of programs and more th...
Education Programs: Information on Major Preschool, Elementary, and Secondary Education Programs
HEHS-97-210R: Published: Sep 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on work it completed from 1990 through 1997 addressing early childhood, elementary, and secondary education issues.GAO noted that: (1) GAO work has identified the need for improvement in the Department of Education's oversight and management of education programs; (2) a major weakness is lack of evaluations of program effectiveness and...
Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-13(3): Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Education and Employment issue area as of August 29, 1997...
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...
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...
Precollege Math and Science Education: Department of Energy's Precollege Program Managed Ineffectively
HEHS-94-208: Published: Sep 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of its precollege mathematics and science education program, focusing on: (1) DOE program implementation priorities; (2) the role of project evaluations in budget decisions; and (3) whether the program helps to achieve the National Education Goal of making U.S. students first in the world i...
GAO Work Related to ESEA of 1965
HEHS-94-156R: Published: Apr 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a summary of its products related to the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act...
Hispanic Dropouts and Federal Programs
PEMD-94-18R: Published: Apr 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal programs that address the Hispanic high school dropout problem, focusing on: (1) the availability of these programs in areas with large Hispanic populations; and (2) whether sufficient participation data are available to support conclusions regarding program coverage. GAO noted that: (1) there are many federal education progr...
Visibility and Leadership: The Changing Federal Role in Education
147976: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, discusses federal involvement in education and focuses on: (1) federal programs in elementary and secondary education; (2) the President and nation's governors' establishment of national education goals for the year 2000 and establishment of the National Education Goals Panel; (3) the establishment of national standards for...