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Education's Chapter 1 and 2 Programs and Local Dropout Prevention and Reentry Programs
T-HRD-87-2: Published: Mar 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1987.
GAO discussed its recent work on the Compensatory Education Program and the Education Block Grant Program, and provided an analysis of nearly 500 local dropout prevention programs. GAO found that the Compensatory Education Program: (1) had few errors in its local school districts' student selection decisions; (2) may not be reaching some of the nation's needier children because the scores that sch...
Designing Evaluations: A Workbook
129366: Feb 1, 1986
This document, which presents designs for three specific evaluations, is intended to be used as a companion-piece to the transfer paper, Designing Evaluations. The designs have four purposes to: (1) serve as guidance to managers and staff in the execution phase of the job; (2) minimize time that would otherwise be lost on a job when staffing changes must be made later on; (3) give job sponsors a c...
SEOG Funds: Information on the Distribution of SEOG Funds to Students
PEMD-86-1BR: Published: Nov 13, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the distribution of Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) funds based on the allocation of student financial aid from federal, state, local, and institutional sources.GAO tabulated 1983 through 1984 student financial aid survey data from several higher education associations, and found that: (1) the funds did not appear to be concentrat...
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...
Proprietary School Compliance With Requirements of the Pell Grant Program
127542: Aug 1, 1985
GAO discussed its report on proprietary schools' compliance with program requirements under the Department of Education's Pell Grant program. During the school year beginning in 1980, about 300,000 students at proprietary schools received about $278 million in Pell Grants. Under the program, each participating institution is responsible for administering the program within Education's regulations...
Error in the Pell Grant Program
127278: Jun 27, 1985
GAO testified on a review of validation in the Pell Grant Program, and the concerns of: (1) giving aid to those who have the need; (2) basing awards on accurate data of need; and (3) minimizing the administrative costs and burdens for students and schools in meeting the objectives of the program. GAO found that: (1) the expanded validation process had an impact on both institutions and students, b...
Administration of the Emergency School Aid Act by OE
B-164031(1): Published: Sep 26, 1975. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Report of Withholding of Budget Authority Provided for Grants for the Education of Immigrant Children
OGC-84-8: Published: Mar 23, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1984.
Pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act, GAO reported a withholding of $30 million in budget authority provided for grants for the education of immigrant children, which the President previously had not reported to Congress as required by the act.Because it appears that there are no plans to obligate the funds before they expire at the end of fiscal year (FY) 1984, GAO reported the withholding as...
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...
Comments on Report Entitled "The Federal Program To Strengthen Developing Institutions of Higher Education Lacks Direction"
110837: Nov 9, 1979
GAO has reviewed the Office of Education's (OE) Strengthening Developing Institutions of Higher Education Program for a second time. Questions remain concerning whom the Program should be assisting, how it should be organized, and where it is going. The Program lacks direction. OE has not yet defined a developing institution or how such an institution reaches the mainstream of higher education. Pr...