Educational grants (11 - 20 of 40 items)
District of Columbia Public Education: Agencies Have Enhanced Internal Controls Over Federal Payments for School Improvement, But More Consistent Monitoring Needed
GAO-11-16: Published: Nov 18, 2010. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 2010.
Between fiscal years 2004 and 2009, Congress appropriated nearly $190 million in federal payments for school improvement to the District of Columbia (D.C.). This includes $85 million to the state education office--currently the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)--to expand public charter schools and $105 million to D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) to improve education in public schoo...
Access to Arts Education: Inclusion of Additional Questions in Education's Planned Research Would Help Explain Why Instruction Time Has Decreased for Some Students
GAO-09-286: Published: Feb 27, 2009. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2009.
Under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA), districts and schools must demonstrate adequate yearly progress (AYP) for all students. Because schools may spend more time improving students' academic skills to meet NCLBA's requirements, some are concerned that arts education might be cut back. To determine how, if at all, student access to arts education has changed since NCLBA, the Congress asked: (...
Teacher Training Programs: Activities Underway to Improve Teacher Training, but Information Collected To Assess Accountability Has Limitations
GAO-03-197T: Published: Oct 9, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2002.
In 1998, the Congress amended the Higher Education Act (HEA) to enhance the quality of teaching in the classroom by improving training programs for prospective teachers and the qualifications of current teachers. This testimony focuses on two components of the legislation: one that provides grants and another, called the "accountability provisions," that requires collecting and reporting informati...
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...
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...
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-...
Charter Schools: Recent Experiences in Accessing Federal Funds
T-HEHS-98-129: Published: Mar 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1998.
GAO discussed charter schools' experiences in accessing selected federal funds, focusing on: (1) start-up grants under title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); (2) factors that help and hinder charter schools in accessing title I and IDEA funds; (3) charter school operators' opinions about whether they are receiving a...
School Technology: Five School Districts' Experiences in Financing Technology Programs
T-HEHS-98-83: Published: Jan 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1998.
GAO discussed how school districts obtain funds for the acquisition of education technology, focusing on: (1) sources of funding school districts have used to develop and fund their technology programs; (2) barriers districts have faced in funding the technology goals they set, and how they attempted to deal with these barriers; (3) components of districts' technology programs that have been the m...
School Technology: Five School Districts' Experiences in Funding Technology Programs
HEHS-98-35: Published: Jan 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how five school districts funded their technology goals and their difficulties in finding those resources, focusing on: (1) the funding sources school districts used to develop and fund their technology programs; (2) the barriers school districts have faced in funding the technology goals they set, and their efforts to overcome these barriers; (3)...
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...