Schools (21 - 30 of 36 items)
Food Assistance: Schools That Left the National School Lunch Program
RCED-94-36BR: Published: Dec 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), focusing on the: (1) number of schools that withdrew from the program; (2) characteristics of the schools that withdrew from NSLP; (3) reasons why schools withdrew from NSLP; and (4) lunch services offered at the schools after they withdrew from NSLP.GAO found that: (1) only a few schools withdrew from NSLP...
Food Assistance: Information on Meal Costs in the National School Lunch Program
RCED-94-32BR: Published: Dec 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), focusing on the: (1) Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) study on the cost of meals; (2) ability of school food authorities to produce meals at or below the reimbursement rate for free meals; (3) differences in meal production costs among regions; and (4) appropriateness of the index FNS uses to...
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...
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...
High-Quality Senior Marine Corps Officers: How Many Stay Beyond 20 Years of Service?
PEMD-85-1: Published: Nov 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1984.
GAO studied the quality of U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonels who retired at the end of 20 years of service and those who remained in the service for consideration for promotion by a colonel selection board to determine whether: (1) the best qualified lieutenant colonels left the service before being considered for promotion to colonel; and (2) quality and retention were differentiated by profe...
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...
Improving the Collection of Debts Owed the Government
117014: Dec 8, 1981
Legislation, S. 1249, has been proposed to support the comprehensive collection of debts owed the Government. This legislation, as well as increased emphasis by agency heads on debt management are the keys to resolving the Government's longstanding problems in this area. GAO discussed specific problems in the administration of the health professions and nursing student loan programs. The problems...
Observations on Selected Aspects of School Lunch Program Administration
115342: May 22, 1981
A limited survey was conducted at three Pennsylvania school districts to obtain background information on selected aspects of school lunch program procedures for obtaining Federal reimbursement for lunches served.All 13 elementary schools in one of the districts used monthly milk consumption records to determine the number of free lunches served during the month. Using such records could affect th...
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...
Questionable Need for All Schools Planned by the Bureau of Indian Affairs
CED-78-55: Published: Feb 15, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1978.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) policy is that, wherever adequate school facilities are available, Indian children should be enrolled in local public schools. The Bureau has estimated that, as of January 1978, about $300 million would be needed to renovate or construct school facilities for educating Indian children. Much of this expenditure could be avoided if Indian children were enrolled in...