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Department of Education: Information on Consolidation Opportunities and Student Aid
T-HEHS-95-130: Published: Apr 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federally supported education programs, focusing on: (1) potential opportunities to consolidate overlapping programs; (2) potential cost savings associated with the proposed direct student loan program; and (3) the Department of Education's efforts to strengthen its procedures for determining which schools participate in federal student financial...
Multiple Teacher Training Programs: Information on Budgets, Services, and Target Groups
HEHS-95-71FS: Published: Feb 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on 42 federal teacher training programs, focusing on the: (1) total number of federally funded teacher training programs; (2) budget obligations for teacher training programs; (3) number of teachers trained by these programs; and (4) differences in services across these programs.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1993, the federal...
Higher Education: Grants Effective at Increasing Minorities' Chances of Graduating
T-HEHS-94-168: Published: May 17, 1994. Publicly Released: May 17, 1994.
GAO discussed the relationship between changes in student financial aid and low-income student persistence in pursuing higher education. GAO noted that: (1) federal grant aid has not kept pace with increases in college tuitions; (2) minorities could be disproportionately and adversely affected by decreased grant aid despite college efforts to recruit and retain them; (3) additional grant aid could...
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...
Special Education Reform: Districts Grapple with Inclusion Programs
T-HEHS-94-160: Published: Apr 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed special education reform, focusing on elementary school inclusion programs. GAO noted that: (1) some parents, teachers, and administrators are generally supportive of inclusion programs because of the positive effects on disabled students, their nondisabled classmates, and school staff; (2) in inclusion programs, the general education teacher is r...
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...
School Age Demographics: Recent Trends Pose New Educational Challenges
HRD-93-105BR: Published: Aug 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the economic and demographic characteristics of school age children in families and changes in these characteristics between 1980 and 1990.GAO found that: (1) there was a 5.8-percent decline in school age children between 1980 and 1990; (2) during the 1980s, the number of poor school age children grew by 6 percent; (3) white children represented mo...
Student Loans: Direct Loans Could Save Billions in First 5 Years With Proper Implementation
HRD-93-27: Published: Nov 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed potential savings to the government by using direct rather than guaranteed loans to provide assistance to postsecondary school students, focusing on: (1) how direct loans achieve cost savings; and (2) the impact of direct lending on financial institutions.GAO found that: (1) direct student loans could save the federal government about $4.8 billion...
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...