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Federally funded employment and training programs serve an important role in the nation's economy by helping job seekers enhance their job skills, identify job opportunities and ultimately find employment.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that the national status dropout rate--the percentage of 16- through 24-year olds who are not enrolled in school and who lack a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate--fluctuated between 10.9 and 12.
Many studies have found significant alcohol consumption among youth, even though the purchase and public possession of alcohol by persons under the age of 21 are illegal in every state and the District of Columbia.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how well the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) have taken advantage of available federal education dollars, focusing on the: (1) federal education grant programs that are available to the District of Columbia; (2) status of efforts to fully optimize...