Category: Education Economics

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 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 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 […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Will state funding to higher ed decrease again in 2018 and beyond?

January 4, 2018


Kim Ruben, a senior fellow on tax policy at the Urban Institute, believes “if you look at the economy, all the indicators are that it’s growing, we’re in this sort of boom period.” Of course, with the tax bill set […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

4 ways schools can combat Trump’s ed budget cuts

January 2, 2018

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

How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could affect K-12 education

December 22, 2017

Via: Education Dive

The K-12 sector should brace for change. The 30-plus-year drought since the last tax code overhaul is over now that President Donald Trump has signed Congress’ Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. The bill slashes the corporate tax rate […]

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 […]