Aid for education (31 - 40 of 43 items)
Women's Educational Equity Act: A Review of Program Goals and Strategies Needed
PEMD-95-6: Published: Dec 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) Program, focusing on: (1) what interventions were implemented under WEEA between 1986 and 1991, by whom, for what audiences, and at what costs; (2) whether these activities promoted educational equity for women and reflected legislative requirements; and (3) how changes in program...
Higher Education: Grants Effective at Increasing Minorities' Chances of Graduating
T-HEHS-94-168: Published: May 17, 1994. Publicly Released: May 17, 1994.
GAO discussed the relationship between changes in student financial aid and low-income student persistence in pursuing higher education. GAO noted that: (1) federal grant aid has not kept pace with increases in college tuitions; (2) minorities could be disproportionately and adversely affected by decreased grant aid despite college efforts to recruit and retain them; (3) additional grant aid could...
Special Education Reform: Districts Grapple with Inclusion Programs
T-HEHS-94-160: Published: Apr 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed special education reform, focusing on elementary school inclusion programs. GAO noted that: (1) some parents, teachers, and administrators are generally supportive of inclusion programs because of the positive effects on disabled students, their nondisabled classmates, and school staff; (2) in inclusion programs, the general education teacher is r...
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...
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...
Pell Grant Validation Imposes Some Costs and Does Not Greatly Reduce Award Errors: New Strategies Are Needed
PEMD-85-10: Published: Sep 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1985.
GAO analyzed the Department of Education's efforts to verify data submitted by applicants to the Pell Grant Program through validation and the effects of validation on educational institutions and on student applicants for financial aid.GAO conducted: (1) in-depth case studies of 12 postsecondary schools representing the diversity of schools that Pell Grant recipients attend; and (2) a random samp...
Institutional Aid Under Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965
127541: Jul 30, 1985
GAO testified on the changes made to the title III program of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which is the largest source of direct federal aid to higher education institutions. The program was created to strengthen the academic quality of developing institutions, those accredited or making progress towards accreditation, with financing for special projects and programs and with increased usage...
Procedures for Making Grant Awards Under Three Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs
HRD-83-68: Published: Jul 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO described the Department of Education's procedures for selecting field readers and awarding grants under the Women's Educational Equity Act Program (WEEAP), Talent Search Program, and the National Institute of Education's Unsolicited Proposal Program.Education selects WEEAP projects based on their active involvement in furthering educational equity for w...
Federal Program To Strengthen Developing Institutions of Higher Education Lacks Direction
HRD-78-170: Published: Feb 13, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1979.
GAO reviewed the Strengthening Developing Institutions of Higher Education Program implemented by the Office of Education under title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The program was planned to make grants to institutions which are struggling for survival and isolated from the main currents of academic life, so they might contribute to U.S. educational resources if they have the desire and...
Better Criteria Needed for Awarding Grants for School Desegregation
HRD-78-36: Published: Jan 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1978.
There are several problems with the Emergency School Aid Act and with the administration of the act. Some program funds have been used for general education rather than for desegregation assistance because the administration allowed funding of: (1) school districts with planned desegregation efforts which were completed years ago; (2) schools not affected by desegregation plans; and (3) activities...