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Category: Education Economics


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Six tips for districts to avoid the next funding cliff

June 3, 2024

Via: eSchool News

This is a tough summer of budget cuts, forcing many districts to reduce staff and cut back on purchases. For school and district technology leaders, the end of the school year also means the end of billions of dollars of […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Senate Democrats Seek More Money for Pell Grants

May 20, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Democrats are calling on Senate appropriators to boost funding for the Pell Grant program for fiscal year 2025. In a letter sent Monday, provided first to Inside Higher Ed, a group of senators urged the Labor, Health and Human Services […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Why Education Increases Voting

May 14, 2024

Via: Education Next

Americans with more education vote at higher rates. In the 2020 presidential election, 77 percent of eligible voters who had attended or graduated from college and 90 percent with post-graduate studies cast a ballot compared to 54 percent of voters […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

DOE recognizes 13 school districts for efficiency, healthy school efforts

May 13, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive

The average main instructional school building in the U.S. is about 49 years old, with 38% built prior to 1970, according to a survey by the National Center for Education Statistics. While the White House Summit primarily focused on energy […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Higher Education

State Higher Ed Funding is Still Rising—for Now

May 8, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

State higher ed funding rose by 3.7 percent beyond inflation in fiscal year 2023, according to the latest State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) report. It’s the second time since 2008 that state higher ed funding surpassed pre-recession levels; the first […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

University of Minnesota plan would cut budgets, raise tuition amid 3.3% cost increase

May 7, 2024

Via: Higher Ed Dive

While inflation has slowed from historic levels, costs for universities remain high and a source of financial pressure, especially when coupled with enrollment declines. Common Fund Institute’s latest Higher Education Price Index forecasts the overall inflation rate on colleges’ costs […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Biden administration to forgive $6.1B in loans for former Art Institutes students

May 1, 2024

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The Art Institutes — which at one time had more than 50 locations — closed its eight remaining colleges last fall following several troubled years.. The first Art Institute was founded in Pittsburgh in 1921 and was acquired by Education […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Biden’s Latest Debt Relief Plan Now Open for Public Comment

April 17, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A week after previewing its plans to provide debt relief for 26 million Americans, the Biden administration is taking the next step this week to making it a reality. Today, the Education Department published the proposed regulations that will enable […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Report: Biden’s New Debt Relief Plan Estimated to Cost $84 Billion

April 12, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

President Biden’s new plan to forgive some or all student loans for 26 million Americans would cost about $84 billion over 10 years, according to economists at the Penn Wharton Budget Model, a nonpartisan research organization at the Wharton School […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Congress Sends $1.3 Billion to Colleges in Federal Earmarks

April 3, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

From protecting reefs and fighting climate change to purchasing a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer, projects for colleges and universities funded in the latest federal budget run a wide gamut. Colleges and universities are planning to put more than $1.3 billion […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

The 2024 Federal Budget for Colleges, Researchers and Students

March 25, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Congress voted late last week to approve a 2024 fiscal year budget for agencies covered by six of its 12 annual appropriations bills, belatedly completing its work nearly halfway into the fiscal year. Members of Congress had approved legislation covering […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

It’s budget season: How are you preparing for the fiscal cliff?

March 20, 2024

Via: eSchool News

The final chapters of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding are drawing near. The imminent end of ESSER funding has pushed school districts to a critical juncture, compelling them to confront budget deficits for the upcoming 2024-2025 school […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Biden proposes 3.9% FY 2025 increase for Education Department

March 11, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive

The Biden administration is proposing a 3.9% increase over fiscal 2023 for the U.S. Department of Education, for a total of $82 billion in discretionary funding for early learning, K-12 and higher education in its fiscal year 2025 budget released […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Is the end of federal relief money worsening an child care crisis?

February 27, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive

According to the NAEYC analysis of survey responses from 10,128 early childhood educators nationwide, 55% of all respondents said they knew of at least one child care program closing in their community in the past six months. Only 30% were […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

College Endowment Returns Ticked Up in Fiscal Year 2023

February 15, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Endowment returns for fiscal year 2023 are up 7.7 percent according to the latest study by the National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund. That marks a reversal of fortunes after returns fell by 8 percent in […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

State budget changes could exacerbate impending fiscal cliffs

January 25, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive

School districts are already anticipating a fiscal cliff from the expiration of federal pandemic relief funds, but that slide could be even steeper due to recent and upcoming state funding changes. Finance experts and new analyses warn that developments at […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Education Department withholds $2.2M from 3 student loan servicers

January 5, 2024

Via: Higher Ed Dive

For over three years, the federal government paused monthly student loan payments and interest accrual, citing the COVID-19 pandemic. Since payments restarted in October, many customers have said they faced administrative challenges and received little communication from loan service providers. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Education Department unveils timeline for Title IX, loan forgiveness rules

December 7, 2023

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The U.S. Department of Education indicated in its latest regulatory agenda that it will release two long-awaited Title IX rules in March, likely sparking frustration among campus sexual assault prevention and LGBTQ+ advocates after repeated delays. Education Department officials have […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

These K–12 Schools Are Using Asset-Tracking Technology To Save Money and Reduce Risk

October 16, 2023

Via: EdTech Magazine

When Erin Ford joined Virginia’s Chesterfield County Public Schools as director of technology services, she became concerned about the way the district monitored its technology assets. “We were tracking Chromebooks in a vendor-supported asset management system,” she says. “We also […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Federal Grant Proves Elusive for Certain Colleges

October 6, 2023

Via: Inside Higher Ed

More than 200 colleges and universities are eligible to receive federal funding designated for institutions with large numbers of Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander students this year, but the majority are not applying. Just 32 of 192 eligible […]