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Category: Economics&Strategies


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

How We Use A Mentoring Model For Disadvantaged Students

February 20, 2018

Via: TeachThought

I was raised in Long Island City, Queens by immigrant parents who knew very little about the public education system. As a result, I went through some of New York City’s most struggling public schools. At the time, I wasn’t […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Identifying prospective teachers in high school builds stronger pipeline

February 14, 2018

Via: Education Dive

With reports of a looming teacher shortage and concern about the lack of diversity in the teaching profession, some states and school districts are looking to grow-your-own programs to help fill the gap. Versions of these programs can be seen […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Connecticut considers plan to cover college completion costs

February 12, 2018

Via: Education Week

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are considering a different approach from other states to help students cover the high cost of college. Instead of offering free community college tuition, legislators in this cash-strapped state are debating whether to create […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Former superintendent discusses how schools can ‘move the rock’ toward deeper learning

February 9, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The current focus in schools on high-stakes testing requires training students to learn a set of standards and facts, but the deeper learning approach invites students to play a greater role in their own education and has the goal of […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Snyder budget: More for schools, roads; end to food contract

February 8, 2018

Via: Education Week

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed boosting base funding for most of Michigan’s public schools by the largest amount in 17 years, spending more on road repairs than planned and ending the use of a company […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

4 actions to improve the future of higher education

February 7, 2018

Via: eCampus News

Following four national priorities, including increasing completion rates and strengthening the student educational experience, could exponentially improve the future of higher education, according to a report based on two years of research. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, with […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Education commissioner: Budget cuts will hit schools hard

February 1, 2018

Via: Education Week

Kentucky’s education commissioner says proposed state budget cuts will hit school districts hard and could leave the most hard-pressed districts broke. Commissioner Stephen Pruitt told a House budget subcommittee Wednesday that some districts are operating “paycheck to paycheck.” Pruitt later […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

How to use data to increase student success rates

January 31, 2018

Via: eSchool News

Roughly 10 percent of freshmen class students nationwide find themselves struggling to earn enough credits to pass ninth grade, leaving them with only a 20-percent chance of graduating on time. This past year, the Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Decatur […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

How a student-loved technology helps a university with financial aid

January 19, 2018

Via: eCampus News

In 2014, Western Union made a surprising discovery when surveying millennials about their financial habits: More than 20 percent of them had never written a check. This may seem unusual to those of us from older generations. After all, many […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Fewer Deals, More Money: U.S. Edtech Funding Rebounds With $1.2 Billion in 2017

January 5, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

Is education technology investing back on track? Are investors still eager to put their money in education startups? The answers depend on who you ask. After a lull in 2016, venture activity for U.S.-based edtech startups in 2017 saw a […]