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Category: Education Economics


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 […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Student Achievement and Every State’s Economic Future

March 29, 2017

Via: Education Next

Schooling policy in the U.S. is in flux. And the future of America’s state economies is at stake. The No Child Left Behind Act that drove much of the overall policy discussion became increasingly dysfunctional and was belatedly replaced by […]


Education Economics

Report: More money doesn’t exactly mean raises for teachers

October 7, 2016

Via: Education Week

A new report sheds lights on the millions of additional dollars announced earlier this year by the state for teacher salaries in Tennessee. According to The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/2cWGWx2), the state Comptroller of the Treasury report explains that when Gov. Bill […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Online public school founder admits to $8M in tax fraud

August 29, 2016

Via: Education Week

The founder and former CEO of an online public school that educates thousands of Pennsylvania students pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal tax fraud, acknowledging he siphoned more than $8 million from The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School through for-profit and nonprofit […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Oregon looks to increase higher ed spending

August 16, 2016

Via: Education Dive

Oregon officials are taking a bold step with unanimous support for dramatically increased budget requests, but it will ultimately come down to how much money is available for the governor to allocate, and if that money is too little, too […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Ed-tech hardware spending increases by 7 percent

August 11, 2016

Via: eSchool News

Futuresource Consulting has published its annual strategic technology in education report, delivering a comprehensive view of the global education landscape. “Total universe spending in the global education technology hardware market in 2015 increased 7 percent to $15 billion from 2014,” […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Public school disparities often rooted in property taxes

August 3, 2016

Via: Education Dive

The NPR investigation backs up research from the Education Law Center (ELC), which recently released a report entitled “Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card.” The ELC found that the majority of current school funding formulas across the U.S. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Codecademy Raises $30 Million to Expand Coding Education Across the Globe

July 13, 2016

Via: Ed Surge

Those who can code may land well-paying jobs. Those who build the tools to teach coding can win even more dollars in the form of venture capital. That’s the case for Codecademy, which has raised $30 million in a Series […]