Aid for education (11 - 20 of 20 items)
Early Childhood Programs: Characteristics Affect the Availability of School Readiness Information
HEHS-00-38: Published: Feb 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of federal early childhood education and care programs in regard to school readiness, focusing on: (1) developing a categorization of federal early childhood education and care programs for a better understanding of the federal involvement in achieving school readiness; and (2) what is known about the effectiveness of selected pro...
Department of Education: Information Needs Are at the Core of Management Challenges Facing the Department
T-HEHS-98-124: Published: Mar 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1998.
GAO discussed the challenges the Department of Education faces in carrying out its mission efficiently and effectively and in improving its accountability for the results of its efforts.GAO noted that: (1) while the Department has developed and submitted to Congress its 5-year strategic plan and 1999 performance plan as required by the Government Performance and Results Act, much additional work n...
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...
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...
The National Institute of Education Should Further Increase Minority and Female Participation in Its Activities
HRD-81-3: Published: Nov 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1980.
The National Institute of Education (NIE) has undertaken a number of projects to increase the participation of minorities and women in its activities. These projects include the unsolicited proposal program, the small and disadvantaged business utilization program, the minorities' and women's program, and the black college initiatives program. These efforts are designed to increase awareness in NI...
Survey Report on the Veterans and Dependents Education Loan Program
113849: Nov 7, 1980
A limited survey of the administration of the Veterans and Dependents Education Loan Program in the Veterans Administration's Washington regional office (VAWRO) was performed. The survey included an examination of loan repayment records and activities, including notification procedures.The following problem areas were found: (1) according to the Veterans Administration time schedule for notificati...
U.S. Economic Aid for the West Bank and Gaza
ID-78-35: Published: Jul 5, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1978.
The Agency for International Development (AID) program in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza grew out of a desire to demonstrate U.S. concern for the welfare of the Palestinians and has been part of U.S. efforts to promote peace in the Middle East. In accordance with congressional intent, U.S. assistance for the West Bank and Gaza has been carried out through U.S. voluntary agencies. These ag...
Questions Persist about Federal Support for Development of Curriculum Materials and Behavior Modification Techniques Used in Local Schools
HRD-77-49: Published: Apr 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1977.
Major federal programs were identified which fund the development of both curriculum materials and behavior modification techniques for use in local schools. Officials involved in these programs were interviewed, and program regulations, reports, and other materials were reviewed. Selected organizations that had expressed concerns about the programs were also contacted.The amount of federal fundin...