Aid for education (51 - 60 of 78 items)
Immigrant Education: Federal Funding Has Not Kept Pace With Student Increases
T-HEHS-94-146: Published: Apr 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1994.
GAO discussed the reauthorization of the Emergency Immigrant Education Act (EIEA) Program. GAO noted that: (1) EIEA funds are provided to school districts with large numbers of immigrant students; (2) the geographical concentration of immigrant children has increased the financial burden of some school districts; (3) EIEA program funding has not kept pace with the increasing number of eligible stu...
OCG-93-18TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized information on education issues facing Congress and the new administration, focusing on the need to: (1) enhance federal efforts to meet national educational goals; (2) reduce the cost and preserve the integrity of the student loan program; and (3) strengthen Department of Education management.GAO noted that: (1) the education system is not meeti...
Remedial Education: Modifying Chapter 1 Formula Would Target More Funds to Those Most in Need
HRD-92-16: Published: Jul 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Chapter 1 program established to fund supplementary remedial education services for low-achieving students in poverty areas, focusing on whether: (1) modifications to the Chapter 1 funding formula would improve the targeting of program funds; (2) the Chapter 1 formula adequately reflects the cost of providing education services; and (3) more cu...
Stafford Student Loan Program: Correspondence Schools' Loan Volume Declines Sharply
HRD-92-62FS: Published: Mar 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on correspondence schools' participation in the Stafford Student Loan Program, focusing on the rates at which students from those schools default on their student loans.GAO found that: (1) between fiscal year (FY) 1987 and FY 1989, students at the 30 coorespondence schools eligible to participate in the Stafford Program received about $...
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 Readiness Goal
147977: Jan 1, 1992
This Article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, discusses: (1) views of a child's readiness to learn versus the child's readiness for school; (2) new attention to the issue of readiness by professional societies and federal agencies; (3) efforts to ensure readiness involving families, neighborhoods and communities, federal and state programs, child-care and early-educati...
Direct Student Loans Could Save Money and Simplify Program Administration
T-HRD-92-8: Published: Oct 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1991.
GAO discussed the: (1) potential federal savings associated with replacing Stafford Student loans with direct loans; and (2) how a direct loan program will affect the Department of Education and post-secondary educational institutions. GAO noted that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1992, a direct loan program operating in place of the Stafford program could save over $1 billion; (2) under a direct loan p...
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...
School Accreditation: Activities of Seven Agencies That Accredit Proprietary Schools
HRD-90-179BR: Published: Sep 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on the activities of seven agencies that accredited for-profit or proprietary schools that may participate in the Department of Education's Stafford Student Loan Program.GAO found that, between fiscal years 1985 and 1989: (1) the 7 agencies accredited 1,880 schools and denied 281 accreditation applications; (2) 6 agencies deferred accre...
Observations on Ohio's Implementation of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986
T-HRD-90-12: Published: Feb 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1990.
GAO discussed federal legislation enacted to establish drug abuse education programs and its effects on Ohio drug-free school programs, focusing on: (1) how Ohio officials were using federal funds; (2) the extent to which state officials included alcohol abuse in drug-free school programs; (3) Ohio officials' methods for determining program effectiveness; and (4) Ohio students' and teachers' opini...