Schools (81 - 90 of 99 items)
From School to Work
147979: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, compares the school-to-work transition in the United States with that of four foreign countries known for effective worker training programs, focusing on how the United States can overcome its lack of a coherent overall strategy for preparing youth for employment through such proven activities as: (1) helping all students s...
The Case for National Testing
145027: Jan 1, 1991
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 13, Summer/Fall 1991, discusses the national testing of children to measure what they learn, focusing on the extent to which: (1) the public sector, rather than private organizations, is accountable for the effectiveness of schools' performance; (2) schools can be held accountable for compliance with rules, orderly procedures, and resource alloc...
The Stafford Student Loan Program
T-HRD-90-13: Published: Feb 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1990.
GAO discussed the Stafford Student Loan Program, specifically: (1) how the program works; (2) the growth in loans guaranteed and defaulted; and (3) recent legislative and regulatory changes. GAO found that: (1) Stafford loans were low-interest loans made on the basis of financial need; (2) the program accounted for about 54 percent of the student aid provided by the Department of Education; and (3...
Guaranteed Student Loans: Analysis of Student Default Rates at 7,800 Postsecondary Schools
HRD-89-63BR: Published: Jul 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) types of schools attended by and default rates of approximately 1.2 million borrowers who obtained student loans from the Department of Education's Stafford Student Loan Program in 1983; and (2) borrower default rate, total default dollars, and total number of defaulters for each of the approximately 7,800 schools the borrow...
Deaf Education: The National Mission of Gallaudet's Elementary and Secondary Schools
HRD-87-133: Published: Sep 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Gallaudet University's precollege programs' national mission activities, focusing on: (1) the kinds of activities that make up the national mission; (2) the amount Gallaudet spends on national mission activities; (3) the effectiveness of research results dissemination; and (4) recommendations for improvement.GAO found that: (1) Gallaudet operates t...
Compensatory Education: Chapter 1 Services Provided to Private Sectarian School Students
HRD-87-128BR: Published: Sep 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO determined the impact of a Supreme Court ruling that held that it was unconstitutional to send public school teachers to teach in private sectarian schools.GAO found that: (1) 10 of the school districts it evaluated spent an estimated $7.3 million to provide educational services to private sectarian schools; (2) while some districts adopted the use of mo...
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...
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...
Supply Management in the District of Columbia Public Schools
089362: Feb 24, 1976
No summary is currently available...
Improvements in Certain District of Columbia Public Schools' Administrative Operations
GGD-83-77: Published: Jul 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1983.
GAO reviewed the emergency procurement of supplies for the repair and improvement of District of Columbia Public School buildings and the school system's paperwork flow at the regional office level. It also conducted a limited review regarding property and equipment controls.GAO found that, in fiscal year 1982, about 60 percent of the expenditures made by the school system for repair materials wer...