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Category: Economics&Strategies


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 Strategies

How Progressive is School Funding in the United States?

September 5, 2017

Via: Education Next

Policymakers, advocates, and the public have long been concerned with inequities in funding levels between schools attended by students from low-income families and their more affluent peers. School funding has received increased attention in recent years as multiple high-quality studies […]


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 Strategies

When It Comes to Trying to Shake Up K-12, Is College the Problem?

August 30, 2017

Via: Ed Surge

In California, once home to the nation’s most-prized higher education system, the stress of college starts early. “Even at the middle school level, there is pressure,” says Jessica Lura, director of strategic initiatives and partnerships at the K-8 Bullis Charter […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Can We Learn from How Other Countries Empower Their Educators?

August 29, 2017

Via: Education Next

Linda Darling-Hammond, smart as she is, doubtless has many fresh thoughts and insights. In her new book series on “empowered educators,” however, after bringing in a sizable body of information on how other countries go about it, she and a […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Personalized learning could get a boost with increased local control

August 29, 2017

Via: Education Dive

Some argue the No Child Left Behind education law created a disincentive for innovation. Under intense pressure to steadily increase the portion of students meeting standards or face sanctions, many state and local educators found the risks of trying something […]


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 Strategies

5 ways teachers can improve student learning based on current brain research

May 24, 2017

Via: eSchool News

The brain is an experience-dependent organ. From our very earliest days, the brain begins to map itself to our world as we experience it through our senses. The mapping is vague and fuzzy at first, like a blurred photograph or […]


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, […]