School districts (21 - 30 of 41 items)
School Finance: State Efforts to Equalize Funding Between Wealthy and Poor School Districts
HEHS-98-92: Published: Jun 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how well state funding is targeted to poor school districts.GAO noted that: (1) two key factors help reduce the size of the funding gap between poor and wealthy districts: (a) the extent to which a state's poor districts make a greater tax effort than the wealthy districts; and (b) a state's effort to compensate for differences in district wealth t...
Charter Schools: Federal Funding Available but Barriers Exist
HEHS-98-84: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: May 7, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the way selected states allocate Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I and Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funds to charter and other public schools; (2) factors that help and hinder charter schools in accessing Title I and IDEA funds; (3) whether factors that help or hinder charter schools to access...
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...
School Technology: Five School Districts' Experiences in Financing Technology Programs
T-HEHS-98-83: Published: Jan 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1998.
GAO discussed how school districts obtain funds for the acquisition of education technology, focusing on: (1) sources of funding school districts have used to develop and fund their technology programs; (2) barriers districts have faced in funding the technology goals they set, and how they attempted to deal with these barriers; (3) components of districts' technology programs that have been the m...
School Technology: Five School Districts' Experiences in Funding Technology Programs
HEHS-98-35: Published: Jan 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how five school districts funded their technology goals and their difficulties in finding those resources, focusing on: (1) the funding sources school districts used to develop and fund their technology programs; (2) the barriers school districts have faced in funding the technology goals they set, and their efforts to overcome these barriers; (3)...
Federal Education Funding: Multiple Programs and Lack of Data Raise Efficiency and Effectiveness Concerns (Supplemental Information to Testimony)
HEHS-98-77R: Published: Jan 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided supplemental information to its previous testimony on the challenges in obtaining important information about education programs and their outcomes, focusing on: (1) the definition and criteria GAO used to identify the number of federal education programs and departments that administer them; (2) the number of funded federal education programs prov...
Education Programs: Information on the Ed-Flex Demonstration Project
HEHS-98-61R: Published: Dec 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's Education Flexibility Partnership Demonstration Program (Ed-Flex), focusing on whether Ed-Flex is structured to address the issues associated with multiple federal programs.GAO noted that: (1) under the Ed-Flex project, 12 states have been given limited authority to waive certain federal requirements affecting local sc...
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 and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-13(3): Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Education and Employment issue area as of August 29, 1997...
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...