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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...
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...
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...
Compensatory Education: Chapter 1 Services Provided to Private Sectarian School Students
HRD-87-128BR: Published: Sep 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO determined the impact of a Supreme Court ruling that held that it was unconstitutional to send public school teachers to teach in private sectarian schools.GAO found that: (1) 10 of the school districts it evaluated spent an estimated $7.3 million to provide educational services to private sectarian schools; (2) while some districts adopted the use of mo...
The Condition of Information on Education
129118: Feb 19, 1986
GAO discussed its congressionally requested work on information about education. GAO noted that: (1) it is focusing its work on the impact of changes in the federal investment in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of education information; (2) the three principal kinds of education information are research, statistics, and evaluation; (3) elements of the Department of Education are primar...
Changes Needed in the Tax Laws Governing the Exclusion for Scholarships and Fellowships and the Deduction of Job-Related Educational Expenses
GGD-78-72: Published: Oct 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1983.
Section 117 of the Internal Revenue Code allows tax exemptions for amounts received as a scholarship or fellowship grant at an educational institution, and Treasury Regulations, section 1.162-5, allow the deduction of educational expenses if they qualify as ordinary and necessary business expenses.These provisions have created tax controversies because they are often confusing. It has been difficu...
Bureau of Indian Affairs Plans To Consolidate Off-Reservation Indian Boarding Schools
RCED-83-204: Published: Sep 12, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the information which the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) considered in its decision to consolidate its system of off-reservation Indian boarding schools (ORBS).BIA enrollment regulations require prospective ORBS students to meet at least one educational or social admission criterion. Educational criteria include the overcrowding or inadequacy of...