Public schools (31 - 38 of 38 items)
Charter Schools: New Model for Public Schools Provides Opportunities and Challenges
HEHS-95-42: Published: Jan 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the growth of charter schools, focusing on: (1) the number of charter schools that have been approved under state laws; (2) the characteristics of charter schools' instructional programs; (3) whether charter schools operate autonomously and are held accountable for student performance; and (4) the challenges charter schools pose for...
Education Finance: Extent of Federal Funding in State Education Agencies
HEHS-95-3: Published: Oct 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal funding for education, focusing on: (1) the amount of federal dollars used by state education agencies (SEA) to fund their administrative and other operating costs; (2) how SEA are using these funds to support their operating activities; and (3) anticipated changes in the funding balance from fiscal year (FY) 1993 to FY 1995.GAO found that:...
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...
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...
Implementation of P.L. 94-142 as It Relates to Handicapped Delinquents in the District of Columbia
127876: Sep 10, 1985
Testimony was given on the education of handicapped delinquents in the District of Columbia. As a condition for receiving assistance under the Education For All Handicapped Children Act, the District must provide assurances that all children suspected of having a handicapping condition will be identified, evaluated and, if necessary, provided special education and related services. Before the serv...
Alternatives for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Public School Financial Assistance Program
CED-79-112: Published: Sep 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1979.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Department of the Interior, began a 3-year phaseout in 1976 of its Johnson O'Malley basic support program, which provides funds for public schools to assist in educating Indian children. A review was made of the management of the basic support and tuition portions of the Johnson O'Malley program in order to: identify alternatives for the Congress to consider in...