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Chapter 1 Accountability: Greater Focus on Program Goals Needed
HRD-93-69: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of Chapter 1 program improvement provisions, focusing on the: (1) process states and school districts use to identify schools for program improvements; and (2) implementation of the joint and local phases of program improvement.GAO found that: (1) states and school districts identified schools needing program improvement if their...
Compensatory Education: Difficulties in Measuring Comparability of Resources Within School Districts
HRD-93-37: Published: Mar 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined school districts' compliance with the Department of Education's Chapter 1 program provisions that schools within a single district have comparable services, programs, personnel, and resources.GAO found that: (1) educators and Education officials disagreed as to how to best measure Chapter 1 comparability and how broadened criteria would affect scho...
Drug Education: Rural Programs Have Many Components and Most Rely Heavily on Federal Funds
HRD-92-34: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on drug education and prevention programs in rural school districts, focusing on the: (1) extent of the drug problem among rural students; (2) types of programs rural districts provide; and (3) extent to which Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Program grants fund those programs.GAO found that: (1) in 1990, the National Institute on...
Food Assistance: Processing of USDA Commodities Donated to the National School Lunch Program
RCED-92-67: Published: Dec 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the processing of commodities donated by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to states and schools participating in the National School Lunch Program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which states contract with food processing companies to process commodities into table-ready products; (2) differences in state processing requirement...
Within-School Discrimination: Inadequate Title VI Enforcement by Education's Office for Civil Rights
T-HRD-91-17: Published: Apr 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
GAO discussed the adequacy of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights' (OCR) enforcement activities in eliminating possible racial discrimination in the within-school placement of elementary and secondary students. GAO noted that: (1) many schools had disproportionate numbers of minority students being assigned to lower-ability classes; (2) OCR conducted only one compliance review re...
Drug Education: School-Based Programs Seen as Useful but Impact Unknown
HRD-91-27: Published: Nov 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed six school districts' use of funds resulting from the implementation of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986, intended to help schools and communities establish drug abuse education and prevention programs.GAO found that: (1) the six school districts spent funds on three basic drug education approaches, involving student assistance pro...
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...
School Lunch Program: Evaluation of Alternatives to Commodity Donations
RCED-87-113: Published: Jun 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined a Department of Agriculture (USDA) demonstration project that tested the distribution of cash payments and commodity letters of credit (CLOC) in lieu of donated USDA commodities at selected school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Specifically, GAO determined the: (1) appropriateness of the project methodology...
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...
DOD Schools: Funding and Operating Alternatives for Education of Dependents
HRD-87-16: Published: Dec 10, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1986.
In accordance with a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the methods the Department of Defense (DOD) uses to operate and fund its dependents' schools to: (1) determine the most suitable means of funding those schools; and (2) identify legal, jurisdictional, and other impediments to changing the schools' funding and operating methods.GAO noted that DOD uses three methods to educate military depen...