Category: Education Economics

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

4 ways schools can combat Trump’s ed budget cuts

November 30, 2017

Via: eSchool News

The Trump Administration’s 2017 and 2018 education budget proposes some drastic cuts, most notably, the elimination of the $2.3 billion Title II-A (ESEA) funding and $1.2 billion 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. According to the administration, ESEA funding and […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Senate Bill Boosts Maximum Pell Grant

September 7, 2017

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Senate appropriations committee will consider Thursday a spending package that boosts the maximum value of the Pell Grant by 1.7 percent, using funds from the program’s reserves. The spending package — part of a bill funding the Departments of Labor, […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Financial woes continue to plague colleges of all sizes

September 5, 2017

Via: Education Dive

There are numerous potential options for school leaders to consider in the face of growing deficits and declining enrollment. Many small universities are reconsidering their mission to expand the number of potential enrollees. Small, selective colleges with sterling reputations may […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Ohio e-school can’t delay repayment of $60M to state

September 1, 2017

Via: Education Week

An appeals court has unanimously denied a request by Ohio’s largest online charter school seeking to block collection of $60 million in disputed state payments. The ruling Wednesday by a three-judge panel of the Franklin County Court of Appeals leaves […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

What if the Treasury Dept. Handled Student Loans?

June 1, 2017

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

The departure last week of James W. Runcie, who was chief operating officer of the Federal Student Aid office in the U.S. Education Department, sparked headlines — but one paragraph in his resignation letter flew relatively under the radar. Mr. […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Graduating? Here’s What to Know About Your Student Loans

May 30, 2017

Via: NY Times

Whether the speaker at your college graduation is the Apple chief executive Tim Cook (M.I.T.) or the actress Eva Longoria (Knox College), the event signals the end of your undergraduate career — and moves you that much closer to having […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

A Guide to Staying on Top of Your Student Loan

May 22, 2017

Via: NY Times

Good advice about student loans can be hard to find: Repayment options can be overwhelming, colleges don’t provide great counseling and loan collectors can be bad actors. That’s why The New York Times has collected some of the best tips, […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Want to save your district $3 billion on edtech?

May 17, 2017

Via: eSchool News

School districts are routinely being overcharged by at least $3 billion on ed-tech products, including hardware and software, each year–the equivalent of 54,000 first-year teacher salaries, according to a new study from the Technology for Education Consortium (TEC). The study […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

2017 Budget Deal Defers Fierce Fights Over K-12 Funding

May 10, 2017

Via: Education Week

Despite talk of significant education budget cuts on the horizon under President Donald Trump, the agreement reached in Congress for the rest of the federal spending year provides increased funding to the two largest programs for public schools at the […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

How this digital option saved a university’s students millions of dollars

May 3, 2017

Via: eCampus News

Electronic textbooks saved Indiana University students an estimated $3.5 million during the 2016-17 school year. That estimate comes from IU’s office of the vice president for information technology, which runs the university’s eText program. Across all IU campuses, more than […]