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School-Age Children: Poverty and Diversity Challenge Schools Nationwide
HEHS-94-132: Published: Apr 29, 1994. Publicly Released: May 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the increasing population of school-age children of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds living in poverty affects schools, focusing on the changes in demographic characteristics of school-age children between 1980 and 1990.GAO found that: (1) between 1980 and 1990, the numbers of poor school-age children increased by more than 400,000, to 7.6...
Elementary School Children: Many Change Schools Frequently, Harming Their Education
HEHS-94-45: Published: Feb 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number and characteristics of children who change schools frequently, focusing on: (1) their success in school compared to children who have never changed schools; (2) whether federal educational programs provide adequate assistance to mobile children; and (3) whether improved student record systems help schools make informed jud...
Limited English Proficiency: A Growing and Costly Educational Challenge Facing Many School Districts
HEHS-94-38: Published: Jan 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the nation's schools are educating limited-English-proficient (LEP) students, focusing on: (1) the characteristics of LEP students and the challenges that school districts face in educating them; (2) how districts with students from linguistically diverse backgrounds educate LEP students and the extent that academic subjects are taught in the s...
Transition From School to Work: H.R. 2884 Addresses Components of Comprehensive Strategy
T-HRD-93-32: Published: Sep 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1993.
GAO discussed the status of state comprehensive school-to-work transition strategies. GAO noted that: (1) only four states have enacted statutes to develop and implement such strategies; (2) a comprehensive school-to-work strategy includes development of students' academic and occupational competencies, career education and development, coordination between school systems and employers, and meanin...
Exiting Program Improvement
HRD-93-2R: Published: Mar 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1993.
GAO provided information on the: (1) percentage of Chapter 1 schools that exit the Chapter 1 program after 1 year due to improved student achievement-test scores; and (2) extent of inaccurate school ratings based on imprecise achievement-test scores. GAO found that: (1) one-half to three-quarters of the schools identified for program improvement would improve student achievement-test scores after...
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...
Department of Education Grant Award
HRD-93-8R: Published: Dec 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the procedures the Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) used in awarding a discretionary grant to demonstrate the use of high technology to address education needs in critical subject areas. GAO noted that: (1) the peer review process was poorly managed; (2) grant proposal priorities were broad and allowed v...
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...
U.S. and Foreign Strategies for Preparing Noncollege Youth for Employment
T-HRD-90-31: Published: Jun 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1990.
GAO discussed the preparation of noncollege youth in the United States and four foreign countries. GAO found that: (1) the United States fails to prepare noncollege youth for employment, equip them with necessary literacy skills, and provide them an effective transition from school to work; (2) 20 percent of young U.S. adults read below the eighth-grade level; (3) many children, primarily from low...
DOD Overseas Schools: Additional Assurances of Educational Quality Needed
HRD-90-13: Published: Mar 15, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) schools for military dependents and civilian personnel located overseas, focusing on the: (1) quality of the schools' education information; and (2) school system's responsiveness to parental concerns.GAO found that: (1) DOD students consistently scored above the average on nationally recognized standardized achievement...