Public schools (111 - 120 of 185 items)
District of Columbia: Weaknesses in Personnel Records and Public Schools' Management Information and Controls
T-AIMD-95-170: Published: Jun 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1995.
GAO discussed the District of Columbia's financial condition, focusing on its: (1) effort to reduce the number of District personnel, while increasing the quality of personnel and payroll information; and (2) public school system (DCPS) expenditures, controls over non-resident students, and funding for the capital program. GAO noted that: (1) although District staff reductions have occurred since...
School Safety: Promising Initiatives for Addressing School Violence
HEHS-95-106: Published: Apr 25, 1995. Publicly Released: May 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on school-based violence prevention programs, focusing on: (1) four promising prevention programs; (2) the key characteristics typically associated with school-based violence prevention programs; and (3) federal evaluations of school-based violence prevention programs.GAO found that: (1) the four school-based violence prevention program...
School Facilities: America's Schools Not Designed or Equipped for 21st Century
HEHS-95-95: Published: Apr 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether America's schools: (1) provide the key facilities requirements and environmental conditions for education reform and improvement; (2) have appropriate technologies and the facility infrastructure to support new technologies; and (3) have the physical capacity to support learning into the 21st century.GAO found that: (1) most schools are unp...
Technology: America's Schools Not Designed or Equipped for 21st Century
T-HEHS-95-127: Published: Apr 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1995.
GAO discussed the need for technology in public schools. GAO noted that: (1) schools prepared for 21st century education should have adequate space for instruction and storage, facilities for teaching laboratory science, and a library with multiple, networked computers for instructional use; (2) new schools are being built with these changes in mind, yet only a handful of such schools model state-...
School Facilities: Condition of America's Schools
HEHS-95-61: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the condition of the nation's school buildings, focusing on the: (1) amount of funding public elementary and secondary schools need to improve inadequate facilities; and (2) overall condition and prevalence of schools that need major repairs.GAO found that: (1) based on a national sample, the nation's schools need an estimated $112 billion to repai...
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...
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:...
Education Reform: School-Based Management Results in Changes in Instruction and Budgeting
HEHS-94-135: Published: Aug 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of school-based management (SBM) initiatives on education reform, focusing on: (1) how SBM implementation would affect school administrators' and teachers' ability to change schools' instructional programs and budgets; (2) the key similarities and differences in districts' approaches to SBM; and (3) how SBM would affect Ch...
Title I Formula in S. 1513
HEHS-94-190R: Published: Jun 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the new grant allocation formula for distributing assistance to the educationally disadvantaged. GAO noted that: (1) the new funding formula contains a revised weighting scheme to measure the number of educationally disadvantaged children, a state average per-pupil expenditure factor which measures state funding for chapter 1 service...