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Charter Schools: A Growing and Diverse National Reform Movement
T-HEHS-95-52: Published: Jan 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1995.
GAO discussed the growing movement toward charter schools, focusing on: (1) charter schools' instructional innovations, autonomy, and accountability systems; and (2) challenges charter schools pose for federal programs. GAO noted that: (1) states have approved 134 charter schools developed by teachers, school administrators, parents, and private corporations; (2) charter schools have diverse and i...
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...
School-Age Children: Poverty and Diversity Challenge Schools Nationwide
HEHS-94-132: Published: Apr 29, 1994. Publicly Released: May 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the increasing population of school-age children of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds living in poverty affects schools, focusing on the changes in demographic characteristics of school-age children between 1980 and 1990.GAO found that: (1) between 1980 and 1990, the numbers of poor school-age children increased by more than 400,000, to 7.6...
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...
Immigrant Education: Information on the Emergency Immigrant Education Act Program
HRD-91-50: Published: Mar 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO determined how many: (1) school districts used Emergency Immigrant Education Act of 1984 (EIEA) funds; (2) districts had EIEA-eligible students but received no EIEA funds; and (3) EIEA students participated in other federally funded education programs.GAO found that: (1) school districts used about 80 percent of their EIEA funds to pay for expenses relate...
Drug Education: School-Based Programs Seen as Useful but Impact Unknown
HRD-91-27: Published: Nov 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed six school districts' use of funds resulting from the implementation of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986, intended to help schools and communities establish drug abuse education and prevention programs.GAO found that: (1) the six school districts spent funds on three basic drug education approaches, involving student assistance pro...
President's Fifth Special Message for FY 1983
OGC-83-7: Published: Mar 23, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1983.
On February 1, 1983, the President's fifth special message for fiscal year 1983 was transmitted to Congress pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act. The special message proposed 19 rescissions of budget authority totaling $1,552 million, 30 deferrals of budget authority totaling $6,795.9 million, and revisions to 9 previously reported deferrals increasing the amount deferred by $3,155.7 million.GA...
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...