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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...
Compensatory Education: Additional Funds Help More Private School Students Receive Chapter 1 Services
HRD-93-65: Published: Feb 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Chapter 1 compensatory education services provided to private school students since additional funds to local school districts became available, focusing on: (1) changes in student participation rates; (2) services provided to private school students and changes in services; and (3) the current status of state expenditures and the additional fundin...
Compensatory Education: Most Chapter 1 Funds in Eight Districts Used for Classroom Services
HRD-92-136FS: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how school districts used Chapter 1 compensatory education grant funds for educationally disadvantaged students.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1991, Chapter 1 funds for states and districts totalled about $5.5 billion; (2) analysis of Chapter 1 expenditure data from 8 school districts indicated that the districts expended about 7...
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...
Three Studies at the Local Level
147975: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, looks at three specific school districts, including a small Southern elementary school, a 172-school system in the East, and a large West Coast high school, focusing on: (1) local-level approaches to reform which centered on curriculum, environment, and structure; (2) school-wide or district-wide reforms under a coherent, c...
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...
Immigrant Education: Information on the Emergency Immigrant Education Act Program
HRD-91-50: Published: Mar 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO determined how many: (1) school districts used Emergency Immigrant Education Act of 1984 (EIEA) funds; (2) districts had EIEA-eligible students but received no EIEA funds; and (3) EIEA students participated in other federally funded education programs.GAO found that: (1) school districts used about 80 percent of their EIEA funds to pay for expenses relate...
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: Aguilar v. Felton Decision's Continuing Impact on Chapter 1 Program
HRD-89-131BR: Published: Sep 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO studied the effects of a 1985 Supreme Court decision that prohibited public school teachers from providing Chapter 1 compensatory education remedial services to students on private sectarian school premises, under the Chapter 1 program.GAO found that: (1) 46 of 52 state education agencies reported that local school districts had spent or planned to spend ab...
Impacts of Education Reform
T-PEMD-89-2: Published: Mar 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1989.
GAO discussed the effects of four urban school districts' education reforms on disadvantaged students': (1) academic achievement; (2) dropout rates; and (3) enrollment in vocational education courses. GAO noted that the urban school districts: (1) each had majority populations of black or Hispanic students; (2) implemented, in response to state legislative mandates, reforms involving graduation te...