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Student Loans: Limited Information Is Available to Determine How Students' College Debt Affects Their School and Lifestyle Decisions
HEHS-98-97R: Published: Mar 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the availability of information on the extent to which students' debt or anticipated debt affected: (1) students' choices about whether and where to enroll in college or whether or how much to borrow in order to attend; (2) the length of time it took baccalaureate graduates to earn their degree and their choices regarding graduate school and employ...
School Finance: State and Federal Efforts to Target Poor Students
HEHS-98-36: Published: Jan 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state and federal efforts to target poor students and the funding gaps between districts with high and low proportions of poor students, focusing on: (1) the extent to which state and federal funding is targeted to districts on the basis of the number of poor students; and (2) the effect of state and federal funding on the amount of funds available...
Education Programs: Information on Major Preschool, Elementary, and Secondary Education Programs
HEHS-97-210R: Published: Sep 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on work it completed from 1990 through 1997 addressing early childhood, elementary, and secondary education issues.GAO noted that: (1) GAO work has identified the need for improvement in the Department of Education's oversight and management of education programs; (2) a major weakness is lack of evaluations of program effectiveness and...
Education Programs: Major Issues Affecting Postsecondary Education, School-to-Work, and Youth Employment Programs
HEHS-97-212R: Published: Sep 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on work it completed from 1990 through 1997 on postsecondary education, school-to-work, and youth employment training issues.GAO noted that: (1) obtaining a postsecondary education is becoming even more essential to students' future earning power, while the cost of a postsecondary education is rising rapidly, contributing to the difficu...
Student Financial Aid: Federal Aid Awarded to Students Taking Remedial Courses
HEHS-97-142: Published: Aug 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined remedial education among college freshman and sophomore (underclassmen) financial aid recipients for the fall 1995 term, focusing on the share of financial aid dollars: (1) awarded to underclassmen who enrolled in remedial courses; and (2) used by underclassmen to pay for remedial classes. GAO also examined why and how colleges provide remedial edu...
School Finance: State Efforts to Reduce Funding Gaps Between Poor and Wealthy Districts
HEHS-97-31: Published: Feb 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed funding gaps between poor and wealthy school districts, focusing on the: (1) size of the gap in total (state and local combined) funding between poor and wealthy school districts for each state; (2) key factors that affect the size of states' funding gaps; (3) effect of states' school finance policies on the funding gap; and (4) implications of thi...
Education and Employment Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-96-19: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Education and Employment issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to assess: (1) whether the federal government is effectively using its education resources to support and encourage state and local education programs; (2) how the federal government can ensure that eligible students have access to quality higher education while encouraging cost containment and...
Schools and Workplaces: An Overview of Successful and Unsuccessful Practices
PEMD-95-28: Published: Aug 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) quality of education provided by elementary and secondary schools; and (2) productivity and performance of workers and employers in a wide range of businesses.GAO found that: (1) successful schools and businesses have well-defined missions and have organized their work environment, human resource practices, curriculum and in...
Pell Grants for Prison Inmates
HEHS-94-224R: Published: Aug 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Pell grants for prison inmates, focusing on the: (1) number of inmates receiving Pell grants; (2) effect on grants for other needy students; and (3) impact of education on recidivism. GAO noted that: (1) inmate participation is a small part of the total Pell grant program; (2) less that 1 percent of the approximately 4 million Pell r...
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...