Educational grants (111 - 120 of 195 items)
Vocational Education: Status in 2-Year Colleges in 1990-91 and Early Signs of Change
HRD-93-89: Published: Aug 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed vocational education programs at 2-year colleges from 1990 to 1991, focusing on changes in vocational education program quality and targeted groups' participation.GAO found that: (1) most 2-year colleges implemented quality vocational education approaches and other improvements in academic year 1990 through 1991; (2) the number of colleges that r...
Drug Education: Limited Progress in Program Evaluation
T-PEMD-93-2: Published: Mar 31, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1993.
GAO discussed drug education program evaluation, focusing on: (1) the Department of Education's grants to states and local school districts under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) of 1986; (2) the Drug-Free School Recognition Program; and (3) other comprehensive community-based programs. GAO noted that: (1) little progress has been made in determining how effective various programs...
Department of Education Grant Award
HRD-93-8R: Published: Dec 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the procedures the Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) used in awarding a discretionary grant to demonstrate the use of high technology to address education needs in critical subject areas. GAO noted that: (1) the peer review process was poorly managed; (2) grant proposal priorities were broad and allowed v...
Department of Education: The Eisenhower Math and Science State Grant Program
HRD-93-25: Published: Nov 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Program, focusing on how: (1) state grant funds are spent; (2) experts view proposed program improvements; (3) Education collects and analyzes program data; and (4) federal agencies coordinate and sponsor math and science education programs.GAO found that: (1) Educ...
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...
Drug Education: Rural Programs Have Many Components and Most Rely Heavily on Federal Funds
HRD-92-34: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on drug education and prevention programs in rural school districts, focusing on the: (1) extent of the drug problem among rural students; (2) types of programs rural districts provide; and (3) extent to which Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Program grants fund those programs.GAO found that: (1) in 1990, the National Institute on...
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...
Education Grants Management: Actions Initiated to Correct Material Weaknesses
HRD-91-72: Published: Jun 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's actions to correct weaknesses in its management of discretionary grants programs, including: (1) the award of unnecessary or poorly defined grants; (2) lack of comprehensive monitoring; and (3) untimely, improper closing of expired grants.GAO found that Education: (1) began in fiscal year (FY) 1986 to even out its sche...
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...
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...