Schools (61 - 70 of 99 items)
School Facilities: Profiles of School Condition by State
HEHS-96-148: Published: Jun 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the condition of America's schools, focusing on state-specific information about school buildings, environmental conditions, needed maintenance and costs, and financial burdens to meet federal mandates on correcting environmental hazards and providing access to the disabled.GAO found that: (1) the data obtained from its survey of 10,000 schools was...
Public Education: Issues Involving Single-Gender Schools and Programs
HEHS-96-122: Published: May 28, 1996. Publicly Released: May 28, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the major educational and legal issues involved with public single-gender education.GAO found that: (1) single-gender educational programs are thought to reduce dropout rates and improve overall academic performance among urban males and academic achievement in mathematics and science among females; (2) single-gender settings are believed to reduce...
Private Management of Public Schools: Early Experiences in Four School Districts
HEHS-96-3: Published: Apr 19, 1996. Publicly Released: May 20, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the experiences of four school districts that contracted for public school management, focusing on the effects of private management contract arrangements on students.GAO found that: (1) in Baltimore, Maryland, one contractor used its average per pupil allocation to manage 9 of the district's 183 schools, implement an instructional approach, and pa...
Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-13(2): Published: Apr 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in its Education and Employment issue area as of April 6, 1996...
School Facilities: Accessibility for the Disabled Still an Issue
HEHS-96-73: Published: Dec 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the accessibility of public schools to the disabled.GAO found that: (1) while schools receiving federal financial assistance have been required to be accessible to the disabled since 1970, schools' accessibility to the disabled has not been comprehensively evaluated; (2) the Americans with Disabilities Act has further highlighted the...
School Finance: Three States' Experiences With Equity in School Funding
HEHS-96-39: Published: Dec 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the experiences of three states that reformed their school finance systems, focusing on the: (1) reforms made to each school finance system; (2) legal, budgetary, and political pressures that state legislatures faced in making the reforms; and (3) impact of the legislative remedies in addressing educational funding disparities.GAO found that: (1) l...
Education and Employment Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-96
IAP-95-32: Published: Sep 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Education and Employment issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 and 1996.GAO plans to: (1) identify the factors influencing the efforts to improve instruction and school climate; (2) assess whether schools have the infrastructure to support education in the 21st century; (3) identify ways to consolidate overlapping programs; (4) identify ways the Department of Education can better...
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-...