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Category: Education Economics


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Legislature adjourns, not passing $1 billion in school funds

April 26, 2018

Via: Education Week

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A sudden late-night stalemate in the Maine Legislature left dozens of bills in limbo as lawmakers adjourned —including funding for the state’s public schools. The Legislature was required by law to adjourn Wednesday, but both the […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

How will ESSA financial data regulations affect school spending equity?

April 23, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The ESSA mandate regarding financial transparency at the school level seems to be a two-edged sword for school districts. While the requirement clearly poses new challenges for school districts, it may also spark conversations about schools’ specific needs. Though the […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

25-Year-Old Textbooks and Holes in the Ceiling: Inside America’s Public Schools

April 16, 2018

Via: NY Times

Broken laptops, books held together with duct tape, an art teacher who makes watercolors by soaking old markers. Teacher protests have spread rapidly from West Virginia to Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona in recent months. We invited America’s public school educators […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

The Data Tells All: Teacher Salaries Have Been Declining For Years

April 5, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

Economists following the teacher protests in Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kentucky and Arizona say they saw this coming. As the costs of living, higher education, healthcare and retirement are rising, researchers studying salary trends note that the average pay for teachers […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?

April 2, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

When she was in the classroom, Jenny Herrera remembers feeling resentful whenever the school principal would email teachers telling them they needed to stay after school to give feedback to edtech companies. What they got in return? Muffins. “I don’t […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Should public universities privatize given state budget constraints?

March 30, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The collapse of state funding for higher education institutions has been a topic of discussion for at least the past decade. The State Higher Education Executive Officers organization reports that in 2008, government appropriations for full-time equivalent students fell to […]


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 […]