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Title:Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Organization:Government Accountability Office
Short Description:Questions have been raised about whether parents with limited English proficiency are having difficulty accessing child care and early education programs for their children. Research suggests that quality early care experiences can greatly improve the school readiness of young children.
Annotation:Questions have been raised about whether parents with limited English proficiency are having difficulty accessing child care and early education programs for their children. Research suggests that quality early care experiences can greatly improve the school readiness of young children. GAO was asked to provide information on (1) the participation of these children in programs funded through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and Head Start, (2) the challenges these families face in accessing programs, (3) assistance that selected state and local entities provide to them, and (4) actions taken by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure program access.
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Early/Middle College High Schools
English Language Learners/LEP/ESL
Low-Income Students
Non-traditional Students
Preparation/College Readiness
Undocumented Immigrant/Immigrant/Migrant Students

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Educational needs index state report: Indiana
Overcoming obstacles to preparing for college: Perspectives from a rural Upward Bound program
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
TRIO Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP)
Economic mobility project
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Window of opportunity: Targeting federal grant aid to students with the lowest incomes
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Youth site
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Parent primer on career exploration
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
Busting the myth that poor, urban schools can't succeed
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
George Washington University Heath Resource Center: Online clearning house on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Where the scholarships are: How to develop a scholarship strategy
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
Scholarship guide
Finding the right college for you
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
Fighting poverty through incentives and work mandates for young men
Teacher credentials and student achivement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Student loans and public accountability
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
2007 Kids Count Data Book
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
How do I pay for college?
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Rescuing Brown v. Board of Education: Profiles of twelve school districts pursuing socioeconomic school integration
Can you spot a scholarship scam? Be a smart consumer
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures
Mission: Possible!
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation graduate scholarship program
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Project Complete
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
Setting the record straight: How trendy approaches to college access might or might not be helping low-income students
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
School funding's tragic flaw
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Youth in foster care with adult mentors during adolescence have improved adult outcomes
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
Hispanic College Fund
Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students
Cherokee Nation Higher Education Scholarship Programs
Top 25 colleges for Latinos
An overview of post-secondary support programs for former foster youth
Do loans increase college access and choice? Examining the introduction of universal student loans
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
2008-09 EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide
Low-income students and college success: More than money
Global debt patterns: An international comparison of student loan burdens and repayment conditions
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
Understanding and working with students and adults from poverty
Addressing financial aid in college preparation programs
Myths and realities for undocumented students attending U.S. colleges and universities
Getting ready to pay for college: What students and their parents know about the cost of college tuition and what they are doing to find out
Disconnected youth: Educational pathways to reconnection
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults
Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education: A two-tiered education system
Capturing the college potential of students from underserved populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
Upward Bound
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Unequal opportunity: Disparities in college access among the 50 states
Returning to our roots: Student access
Teaching and learning across the class divide
Diversity workshops: Gender equity--a closer look
Campus-based student financial aid programs under the higher education act
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Reclaiming the American dream
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
Peak experiences
NDSFA: Fundamental assumptions and aims underlying the principles of federal financial aid to students
Teens and technology: Youth are leading the transition to a fully wired and mobile nation
Federal student aid for counselors
Minority teacher/special education services scholarship
Educational equity center at AED
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Education pays 2006
Task force on college access for students from low-income backgrounds
Understanding college access for under-represented students: Trends, issues, and strategies
Study of the effect of the Talent Search program on secondary and postsecondary outcomes in Florida, Indiana and Texas
Coercive mobility and crime: A preliminary examination of concentrated incarceration and social disorganization
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Trends in student aid 2009
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
State higher education finance: 2007
Student loan forgiveness programs: An evolving workforce development tool