Public schools (121 - 130 of 185 items)
Regulatory Flexibility in Schools: What Happens When Schools Are Allowed to Change the Rules?
HEHS-94-102: Published: Apr 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed three states' experience with providing regulatory flexibility to schools to better serve disadvantaged children.GAO found that: (1) the three states' regulatory flexibility approaches varied; (2) the states also granted regulatory waivers to schools on a case-by-case basis, but they could not waive federal regulations; (3) schools in all three sta...
Local Tax Abatement
HEHS-94-84R: Published: Apr 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of tax abatements on five large city school districts. GAO noted that: (1) four of the five school districts reviewed did not believe that tax abatements had a major impact on school funding; (2) school district officials believed that declining state aid, federal and state unfunded mandates, property tax limitation laws, and property ta...
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 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...
D.C. Nonappropriated Revenue
AIMD-94-71R: Published: Jan 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an audit of the District of Columbia's nonappropriated revenue for fiscal year ended September 30, 1992. GAO found that: (1) the audit conformed with generally accepted auditing standards; (2) the District's $45.024 million in nonappropriated revenue included $3.222 million in federal funds; (3) the District's nonappropriated revenues included proc...
Limited English Proficiency: A Growing and Costly Educational Challenge Facing Many School Districts
HEHS-94-38: Published: Jan 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the nation's schools are educating limited-English-proficient (LEP) students, focusing on: (1) the characteristics of LEP students and the challenges that school districts face in educating them; (2) how districts with students from linguistically diverse backgrounds educate LEP students and the extent that academic subjects are taught in the s...
School-Linked Human Services: A Comprehensive Strategy for Aiding Students at Risk of School Failure
HRD-94-21: Published: Dec 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on school-linked programs that improve the educational performance and well-being of students at risk of school failure, focusing on: (1) whether multiservice school-linked programs sufficiently assist students and their families; (2) the barriers in using schools for delivering services; and (3) the federal government's role in promoti...
Food Assistance: Schools That Left the National School Lunch Program
RCED-94-36BR: Published: Dec 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), focusing on the: (1) number of schools that withdrew from the program; (2) characteristics of the schools that withdrew from NSLP; (3) reasons why schools withdrew from NSLP; and (4) lunch services offered at the schools after they withdrew from NSLP.GAO found that: (1) only a few schools withdrew from NSLP...
HRD-93-27R: Published: May 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of business property tax abatements on public school funding. GAO found that the impact of property tax abatements on public school funding was unclear and debatable because: (1) few states maintained the necessary data to properly assess the impact of tax abatements on school funding; (2) of varying economic circumstances...
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...