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Public Schools: Insufficient Research to Determine Effectiveness of Selected Private Education Companies
GAO-03-11: Published: Oct 29, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2002.
In recent years, local school districts and traditional public schools have taken various initiatives to improve failing schools. School districts and charter schools are increasingly contracting with private, for-profit companies to provide a range of education and management services to schools. In the District of Columbia, some public schools contract with three such companies: Edison Schools...
Ed-Flex Program: Increase in Flexibility Useful but Limited by Scope of Waiver Authority
T-HEHS-99-67: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Education Flexibility Partnership Demonstration Program (Ed-Flex), which authorizes 12 states to grant waivers (temporary exceptions from certain federal requirements) to their local school districts, focusing on: (1) the scope and limitations of the current Ed-Flex waiver authority; (2) opportunities for expansion to more states under current...
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: School Districts' Response to Regulatory Deadline
T-HEHS-98-156: Published: Apr 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1998.
GAO discussed its ongoing work on the impact of federal requirements on school districts, focusing on: (1) the school districts' response to the timeframe set out in the Department of Education's proposed regulations implementing changes to Individualized Education Programs (IEP).GAO noted that: (1) during its interviews, school districts related three major concerns about the July 1, 1998, deadli...
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...
Safe and Drug-Free Schools: Balancing Accountability With State and Local Flexibility
HEHS-98-3: Published: Oct 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the accountability measures the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act requires at the federal, state, and local levels; (2) the activities that the Department of Education uses for overseeing state and local programs; (3) how state education agencies (SEA) ensure local programs' compliance with the act; and (4) how Safe and Drug-Free...
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...
Delta Teachers Academy
RCED-94-213R: Published: May 19, 1994. Publicly Released: May 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Faculty's Delta Teachers Academy program. GAO noted that: (1) it is too early to assess the National Faculty's efforts in establishing the Academy; (2) the Academy encourages participating scholars to become resources for other teachers in their districts; (3) in the Academy's first year of operation, 100 teachers from 40 school distri...
School-Age Children: Poverty and Diversity Challenge Schools Nationwide
T-HEHS-94-125: Published: Mar 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1994.
GAO discussed the educational needs of poor school-aged children and the impact of demographic changes on national education goals. GAO noted that: (1) although the total number of school-age children declined by 2.3 million between 1980 and 1990, the number of poor school-age children increased to 7.6 million and the school-age poverty rate increased to 17.1 percent; (2) since 1990, child poverty...