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Public Education: Meeting the Needs of Students With Limited English Proficiency
GAO-01-226: Published: Feb 23, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 2001.
Experts disagree about the best methods to teach student who speak little English. Even though different approaches to English language instruction may be effective, many variables may influence a given school's program choices. Moreover, there is no clear time line for acquiring English proficiency. Local decisions about the amount of time needed to attain proficiency and the amount of languag...
Charter Schools: Limited Access to Facility Financing
HEHS-00-163: Published: Sep 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the financing of facilities for charter schools, focusing on: (1) the degree to which charter schools have access to traditional public school facility financing; (2) whether alternative sources of facility financing are available to charter schools; and (3) potential options generally available to the federal government if it were t...
Public Education: Commercial Activities in Schools
HEHS-00-156: Published: Sep 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on commercial activities in public schools, focusing on: (1) laws, regulations, and policies that regulate commercial activities in schools; and (2) the nature and extent of these activities.GAO noted that: (1) state laws and regulations governing commercial activities in public schools are not comprehensive; (2) nationwide, only genera...
Interscholastic Athletics: School Districts Provide Some Assistance to Uninsured Student Athletes
HEHS-00-148: Published: Sep 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed high school interscholastic athletics, focusing on the: (1) number of uninsured high school students in the United States and the extent to which the lack of health insurance poses a barrier to participation in high school athletic programs; and (2) strategies school districts have developed to provide health insurance and health care to high sch...
Elementary and Secondary Education: Flexibility Initiatives Do Not Address Districts' Key Concerns About Federal Requirements
T-HEHS-00-51: Published: Jan 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its report on how federal requirements affect local school districts, focusing on: (1) the major federal requirements that affect school districts; (2) the issues school districts face in implementing these requirements; and (3) recent initiatives by Congress and the Department of Education to provide flexibility to school districts.GAO noted that...
Public Education: Title I Services Provided to Students With Limited English Proficiency
HEHS-00-25: Published: Dec 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) how many students with limited English proficiency are being served through targeted and schoolwide Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I programs; (2) how students with limited English proficiency are being served through targeted and schoolwide Title I programs; (3) how many Title I teachers in schools serving student...
Federal Education Funding: Allocation to State and Local Agencies for 10 Programs
HEHS-99-180: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on 10 major Department of Education programs for (FY) 1996, focusing on: (1) the percentage of federal funding spent at the federal level and the uses of these funds; (2) the percentage of federal funding spent at the state level and the uses of these funds; and (3) the amount of time school personnel in a small number of school distric...
Reported Year 2000 (Y2K) Readiness Status of 25 Large School Districts
AIMD-99-296R: Published: Sep 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the year 2000 readiness status of 25 of the nation's largest public school districts, focusing on the systems supporting those districts' key business functions.GAO noted that: (1) in most instances, surveyed public school districts designated administrative systems, student records, facilities/embedded systems, student transportation, and food ser...
Medicaid: Questionable Practices Boost Federal Payments for School-Based Services
T-HEHS-99-148: Published: Jun 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the rise in claims for administrative costs associated with school-based health services, focusing on: (1) trends in Medicaid's spending for administrative costs; (2) the distribution of Medicaid payments for administrative claims to schools and other entities; and (3) the adequacy of federal oversight in approving school districts' claims for rei...
District of Columbia Public Schools: Audit Confirms Reasonableness of Enrollment Count, but Report's Presentation Is Unclear
HEHS-99-66R: Published: Mar 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an independent audit of the District of Columbia Public Schools' (DCPS) enrollment counts, which is required by the District of Columbia School Reform Act of 1995, focusing on whether the: (1) audit methodology was reasonable; and (2) audit report's presentation was clear and complete.GAO noted that: (1) it found the audit methodology to be reasona...