School districts (91 - 100 of 189 items)
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...
Consolidated Education Planning: State Education Agencies' Implementation of Consolidated Planning at the Local Level
HEHS-99-33R: Published: Feb 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1999.
GAO provided information on the impact of federal requirements on local school districts, focusing on how some states may not be fully implementing the provisions of federal law that allow local school districts to submit consolidated plans for federal funding.GAO noted that: (1) under the 1994 Improving America's Schools Act, local school districts may submit a consolidated plan to the state when...
Goals 2000: Flexible Funding Supports State and Local Education Reform
HEHS-99-10: Published: Nov 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Goals 2000 Program, focusing on determining how: (1) its funds have been spent at both the state and local levels, including the levels of funding for developing standards and assessments as well as health education; and (2) state and local officials view Goals 2000 as a means to promote education reform efforts.GAO noted that: (1) Goals 2000 f...
Elementary and Secondary Education: Ed-Flex States Vary in Implementation of Waiver Process
HEHS-99-17: Published: Nov 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Education Flexibility Partnership Demonstration Act (Ed-Flex) in 1994, focusing on: (1) the scope of Ed-Flex and how it works; (2) the criteria states must meet to participate in Ed-Flex and identify the extent to which states not currently participating satisfy these criteria; (3) the number and type of waivers that Ed-Flex stat...
District of Columbia: Extent to Which Schools Receive Available Federal Education Grants
HEHS-99-1: Published: Oct 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how well the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) have taken advantage of available federal education dollars, focusing on the: (1) federal education grant programs that are available to the District of Columbia; (2) status of efforts to fully optimize the ability to apply for or receive federal education grant programs by the District of Col...
Elementary and Secondary Education: Flexibility Initiatives Do Not Address Districts' Key Concerns About Federal Requirements
HEHS-98-232: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) major federal requirements that affect school districts; (2) issues that school districts face in implementing these requirements; and (3) impact of the Department of Education's flexibility initiatives on school districts' ability to address these implementation issues.GAO noted that: (1) the wide range of federal requirements that affect...
School Finance: State Efforts to Equalize Funding Between Wealthy and Poor School Districts
HEHS-98-92: Published: Jun 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how well state funding is targeted to poor school districts.GAO noted that: (1) two key factors help reduce the size of the funding gap between poor and wealthy districts: (a) the extent to which a state's poor districts make a greater tax effort than the wealthy districts; and (b) a state's effort to compensate for differences in district wealth t...
Charter Schools: Federal Funding Available but Barriers Exist
HEHS-98-84: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: May 7, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the way selected states allocate Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I and Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funds to charter and other public schools; (2) factors that help and hinder charter schools in accessing Title I and IDEA funds; (3) whether factors that help or hinder charter schools to access...
Charter Schools: Use of Start-Up Grant Funds
HEHS-98-150R: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on charter schools' use of start-up funds, focusing on the: (1) funds charter schools received for the 1996 to 1997 school year; and (2) amount of funds awarded to states under this program for fiscal years 1995-1997.GAO noted that: (1) from fiscal year (FY) 1995 through FY 1997, the Department of Education awarded charter school start-...
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...