School management and organization (31 - 36 of 36 items)
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 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...
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...
Impact Aid: San Antonio Military School Districts Can Adjust to Reduced Federal Assistance
HRD-88-63BR: Published: May 19, 1988. Publicly Released: May 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's reductions in impact aid payments to the three military school districts located on Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), Randolph AFB, and Fort Sam Houston, in Bexar County, Texas, to: (1) evaluate the reasonableness of the reductions; (2) determine the magnitude of the school districts' funding problems; and (3) identify...
DOD Schools: Funding and Operating Alternatives for Education of Dependents
HRD-87-16: Published: Dec 10, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1986.
In accordance with a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the methods the Department of Defense (DOD) uses to operate and fund its dependents' schools to: (1) determine the most suitable means of funding those schools; and (2) identify legal, jurisdictional, and other impediments to changing the schools' funding and operating methods.GAO noted that DOD uses three methods to educate military depen...
GAO's Study of Alternative Funding Mechanisms for Department of Defense Dependents' Schools
126729: Apr 17, 1985
Testimony was given on a GAO study of alternative mechanisms for funding the dependents' schools which are funded and operated by the Department of Defense (DOD) at military installations in the United States. In 1984, the cost per pupil of these schools approximated $2,794, while federal impact aid payments to compensate local school districts for educating military dependents averaged $1,073 per...