Public schools (61 - 70 of 89 items)
School Facilities: Condition of America's Schools
HEHS-95-61: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the condition of the nation's school buildings, focusing on the: (1) amount of funding public elementary and secondary schools need to improve inadequate facilities; and (2) overall condition and prevalence of schools that need major repairs.GAO found that: (1) based on a national sample, the nation's schools need an estimated $112 billion to repai...
Immigrant Education: Federal Funding Has Not Kept Pace With Student Increases
T-HEHS-94-146: Published: Apr 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1994.
GAO discussed the reauthorization of the Emergency Immigrant Education Act (EIEA) Program. GAO noted that: (1) EIEA funds are provided to school districts with large numbers of immigrant students; (2) the geographical concentration of immigrant children has increased the financial burden of some school districts; (3) EIEA program funding has not kept pace with the increasing number of eligible stu...
School-Age Children: Poverty and Diversity Challenge Schools Nationwide
T-HEHS-94-125: Published: Mar 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1994.
GAO discussed the educational needs of poor school-aged children and the impact of demographic changes on national education goals. GAO noted that: (1) although the total number of school-age children declined by 2.3 million between 1980 and 1990, the number of poor school-age children increased to 7.6 million and the school-age poverty rate increased to 17.1 percent; (2) since 1990, child poverty...
Limited English Proficiency: A Growing and Costly Educational Challenge Facing Many School Districts
HEHS-94-38: Published: Jan 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the nation's schools are educating limited-English-proficient (LEP) students, focusing on: (1) the characteristics of LEP students and the challenges that school districts face in educating them; (2) how districts with students from linguistically diverse backgrounds educate LEP students and the extent that academic subjects are taught in the s...
School-Linked Human Services: A Comprehensive Strategy for Aiding Students at Risk of School Failure
HRD-94-21: Published: Dec 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on school-linked programs that improve the educational performance and well-being of students at risk of school failure, focusing on: (1) whether multiservice school-linked programs sufficiently assist students and their families; (2) the barriers in using schools for delivering services; and (3) the federal government's role in promoti...
Food Assistance: Schools That Left the National School Lunch Program
RCED-94-36BR: Published: Dec 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), focusing on the: (1) number of schools that withdrew from the program; (2) characteristics of the schools that withdrew from NSLP; (3) reasons why schools withdrew from NSLP; and (4) lunch services offered at the schools after they withdrew from NSLP.GAO found that: (1) only a few schools withdrew from NSLP...
School Age Demographics: Recent Trends Pose New Educational Challenges
HRD-93-105BR: Published: Aug 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the economic and demographic characteristics of school age children in families and changes in these characteristics between 1980 and 1990.GAO found that: (1) there was a 5.8-percent decline in school age children between 1980 and 1990; (2) during the 1980s, the number of poor school age children grew by 6 percent; (3) white children represented mo...
Exiting Program Improvement
HRD-93-2R: Published: Mar 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1993.
GAO provided information on the: (1) percentage of Chapter 1 schools that exit the Chapter 1 program after 1 year due to improved student achievement-test scores; and (2) extent of inaccurate school ratings based on imprecise achievement-test scores. GAO found that: (1) one-half to three-quarters of the schools identified for program improvement would improve student achievement-test scores after...
Chapter 1 Accountability: Greater Focus on Program Goals Needed
HRD-93-69: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of Chapter 1 program improvement provisions, focusing on the: (1) process states and school districts use to identify schools for program improvements; and (2) implementation of the joint and local phases of program improvement.GAO found that: (1) states and school districts identified schools needing program improvement if their...
Student Testing: Current Extent and Expenditures, With Cost Estimates for a National Examination
PEMD-93-8: Published: Jan 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed standardized school testing, focusing on: (1) its current nature, extent, and cost; and (2) how a new national test would affect those factors.GAO found that: (1) from 1990 through 1991, systemwide testing took 7 hours per year and cost an average of $15 per student; (2) the typical test was the commercially-developed four- or five-subject multiple...