Educational grants (121 - 130 of 195 items)
Pell Grants: How the Department of Education Estimates Program Costs
HRD-90-73BR: Published: Feb 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed: (1) the Department of Education's process for estimating Pell grant program costs and the factors which contributed to its revision of its fiscal year 1990 budget request; and (2) whether Education had the authority to borrow funds from subsequent years' appropriations to pay for Pell grant funding shortfalls from previous years.GAO found that Edu...
Department of Education: Management of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
HRD-90-21BR: Published: Nov 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), focusing on OSERS headquarters and field managers' and senior staffs' views on how well OSERS carried out key management activities.GAO found that: (1) more than 60 percent of the respondents stated that the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Special E...
Desegregation Activities: Administration of Education Grant Funds at the Cleveland School District
HRD-89-83: Published: Aug 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Education grants awarded to the Cleveland, Ohio, School District, for desegregation activities, to determine: (1) the total amount of federal funding the school district received; (2) the school district's compliance with a 1978 desegregation court order and grant agreements; (3) the school district's compliance with federal grant con...
Effective Schools Programs: Their Extent and Characteristics
HRD-89-132BR: Published: Sep 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO conducted a national study of effective schools programs to provide information on program characteristics, focusing on: (1) the number of school districts with effective schools programs; (2) common program characteristics and practices; (3) how school districts evaluated program effects on student achievement; and (4) federal requirements for program eval...
Observations on Management of Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
T-HRD-89-34: Published: Sep 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1989.
GAO discussed its management audit of the Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), focusing on OSERS managers' and senior staff's and state special education and rehabilitative services directors' responses to a questionnaire concerning OSERS activities. GAO noted that: (1) OSERS managers and senior staff believed that the Assistant Secretary for S...
Head Start: Information on Sponsoring Organizations and Center Facilities
HRD-89-123FS: Published: Jul 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the public and private organizations operating local Head Start programs and the kinds of facilities the programs used, focusing on the number of programs that were operated by or used facilities controlled by religious organizations.GAO found that: (1) in the 1987-1988 school year, there were 1,835 grantees and delegated agencies th...
Training Programs: Information on Fiscal Years 1989 and 1990 Appropriations
HRD-89-71FS: Published: Apr 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal government programs with significant occupational training components.GAO found that: (1) 6 departments had 45 programs with significant occupational training components; (2) the Department of Education administered 21 programs, with fiscal year (FY) 1989 funding of $11.1 billion; (3) five Education programs focused on non-co...
Pell Grants: Who Receives Them and What Would Larger Grants Cost?
HRD-88-106BR: Published: Jun 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed a proposal to substitute Pell Grants for guaranteed student loans, focusing on the: (1) costs associated with increasing the size and availability of Pell Grants; and (2) characteristics of Pell Grant recipients.GAO found that: (1) 2.8 million undergraduate students received over $3.4 billion in grants in the 1986 through 1987 school year to fin...
Production and Quality of Education Information
T-PEMD-88-4: Published: Apr 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1988.
GAO discussed the condition of information on education in the United States, focusing on Department of Education information and data collection operations. GAO noted that: (1) federally sponsored research and statistical and evaluative information on education significantly declined during the past decade; (2) federal research awards for information gathering shifted away from new data collectio...
Vocational Education: Information on the National Research Center's Grant Award Process
HRD-88-56: Published: Jan 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Education's procedures in awarding a grant to establish the National Center for Research in Vocational Education.GAO found that: (1) Education did not develop any criteria for the selection of field readers to read and score the grant applications, but developed a list of potential readers from staff members' per...