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Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: schools, opportunities, challenges, provides, models, new, charter, public
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 1995-08-01
ISBN-10: 0788120646
ISBN-13: 9780788120640

Answers the following questions: how many charter schools have been approved under state laws, what characterizes charter schools' instructional programs, how autonomously do charter schools operate and what influences their autonomy, how are charter schools held accountable for student performance, and what challenges do charter schools pose for federal education programs. 12 charts and 7 tables.

Author: George A. Scott
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: schools, federal, student, aid, heavily, healthcare, large, specialize, forprofit, rely
Number of Pages: 61
ISBN-10: 1437940803
ISBN-13: 9781437940800

Author: Cornelia M. Ashby
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: change, schools, frequently, students, educating, challenges, arise, education
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 2011-04-01
ISBN-10: 1437944124
ISBN-13: 9781437944129

Educational achievement of students can be negatively affected by their changing schools often. The recent economic downturn, with foreclosures and homelessness, may be increasing student mobility. This report asked: (1) What are the numbers and characteristics of students who change schools, and what are the reasons students change schools? (2) What is known about the effects of mobility on student outcomes, including academic achievement, behavior, and other outcomes? (3) What challenges does student mobility present for schools in meeting the educational needs of students who change schools

Author: Shelley Burns
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: school, public, problems, discipline, violence
Number of Pages: 146
Published: 1999-05-01
ISBN-10: 0788177664
ISBN-13: 9780788177668

The results of a survey on school violence, which was conducted with a national sample of 1,234 public elementary, middle, & secondary schools in all states in 1997. It requested information on 4 main topics: the incidence of crime & violence that occurred in public schools during the 1996-97 academic year; principals' perceptions about the seriousness of a variety of discipline issues in their schools; the types of disciplinary actions schools took against students for serious offenses; & the kind of security measures & violence prevention programs that were in place in public schools. Charts

Author: George A. Scott
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: students, eligible, receive, federal, aid, student, ensure, needed, stronger, schools, department, education, oversight, proprietary
Number of Pages: 45
Published: 2010-02
ISBN-10: 1437923968
ISBN-13: 9781437923964

For-profit schools -- also known as proprietary schools -- received over $16 billion in federal loans, grants, and campus-based aid under Title IV of the Higher Education Act in 2007/08. This report determined: (1) how the student loan default profile of proprietary schools compares with that of other types of schools; and (2) the extent to which the U.S. Dept. of Education's policies and procedures for monitoring student eligibility requirements for federal aid at proprietary schools protect students and the investment of Title IV funds. To address these objectives, the author conducted site

Author: Cornelia Ashby
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: opportunities, physical, education, athletics, improve, could, disabilities, information, guidance, students
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437935397
ISBN-13: 9781437935394

Physical activity and participation in athletics provides important health and social benefits for children. Fed. laws help ensure that kindergarten-12th grade schools provide students with disabilities opportunities to participate in physical education (PE) and extracurricular athletics equal to those of their peers. However, national associations have questioned whether students with disabilities receive opportunities similar to their peers. This report examined: (1) what is known about the PE opportunities that schools provide, and how do schools provide these; (2) what is known about the e

Author: George Scott
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: schools, charter, needs, additional, transparency, buildings, awarding, columbia, criteria, district, school
Number of Pages: 44
Published: 2011-08
ISBN-10: 1437982913
ISBN-13: 9781437982916

Almost 40% of all public school students in the District of Columbia (D.C.) were enrolled in charter schools in the 2010-11 school year. The D.C. School Reform Act established the Public Charter School Board (PCSB) for the purpose of authorizing and overseeing charter schools. This report addresses the following: (1) the mechanisms in place to review the performance and operations of PCSB; (2) the procedures and processes PCSB has in place to oversee and monitor the operations of D.C. charter schools; and (3) the resources available to charter schools for their operations and facilities. Chart
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