Tag: federal government

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. […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Federal Government Launches First-of-Its-Kind Center for Early Childhood Workforce

February 21, 2023

Via: Ed Surge

While the national labor force has long since rebounded from the pandemic, the child care sector has lagged behind, experiencing a slow recovery that continues to this day. In the three years since the arrival of COVID-19, families have struggled […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Federal Government Addresses Cybersecurity in K–12 Schools

January 7, 2022

Via: EdTech Magazine

The federal government is taking a closer look at K–12 cybersecurity. Last fall President Joe Biden signed the K–12 Cybersecurity Act, which gives the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency 120 days to study the cyber risks facing K–12 schools and […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

What the Debt Ceiling Debate Means for Higher Ed

September 28, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

At the same time that Congress is trying to keep the federal government from shutting down at the end of this week, it’s also facing a deadline to keep the United States from defaulting on its loans — a never-before-seen […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

Is Free Community College a Good Idea?

July 14, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Perhaps you read a column in The Washington Post that was highly critical of the free community college proposals that many states are adopting and the federal government is considering. At the risk of gross oversimplification, this op-ed depicts two-year […]

Education Tech

3 tech tools to engage students beyond the physical classroom

June 1, 2021

Via: eSchool News

There is no doubt that education-focused technology has taken the world by storm over the last year. As a matter of fact, new research suggests that the federal government, state governments, and local school districts combined spend somewhere between $26 […]


Bill calls for free college and doubling the Pell Grant

April 21, 2021

Via: Education Dive

The latest bill would bring federal support to an existing network of state and local free college initiatives. States would be encouraged to “sustain and expand” these offerings, according to a bill summary. More than 360 such programs exist across […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Report: State and federal spending on higher ed has nearly converged

October 15, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The convergence of funding matters because it changes how support for higher ed flows into the system, Rebecca Thiess, associate manager at The Pew Charitable Trusts, told reporters during a call last week. “We’re seeing more support directly to students […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

State, college officials say educational quality measures need a boost

May 28, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The insight into differing views on quality comes as debate churns over a potential reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and institutions are tasked with sharing program-level data on measures such as student loan debt and postgraduate earnings with prospective […]