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Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Some Community Colleges See Level Funding Despite Lean State Budgets

July 9, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

espite doom-and-gloom news about lean state budgets and dwindling federal pandemic-relief funds, some community colleges have successfully staved off cuts this budget cycle, to the great relief of campus leaders and advocates. They say these spells of good fortune show growing […]


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, 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

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 […]


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Enrollment, funding, supply chain issues throw wrench into school construction projects

August 2, 2023

Via: K-12 Dive

In addition to demolishing withered facilities, schools are finding themselves taking a sledgehammer to something else in light of the pandemic: building improvement plans themselves. “They’ve had to revisit the size of their portfolio and facilities” for school construction projects, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

House passes bill to deny funding to schools, colleges housing migrants

July 20, 2023

Via: K-12 Dive

Public K-12 schools and universities that house migrants on their campuses would have their federal education funding stripped away under legislation passed by a 222-201 mostly partisan House vote late Wednesday. H.R. 3941, known as the Schools Not Shelters Act […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Energy Department doubles funding awarded for school infrastructure grants

July 6, 2023

Via: K-12 Dive

After applications opened in November 2022 for the program’s first funding round, the Energy Department received 236 eligible applications totaling $1.62 billion from school districts in 44 states. “The demand for this funding was unprecedented at DOE,” said Sarah Zaleski, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Texas governor signs bill to move toward outcomes-based funding for community colleges

June 12, 2023

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The new funding system, which comes with a $683 million allocation in the state budget, takes effect Sept. 1. Texas community colleges currently rely on tuition and property taxes for the majority of their funding, according to a report last […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

School safety a key focus as White House ‘maximizes’ Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

May 16, 2023

Via: K-12 Dive

The White House’s 13-point plan to make the most of BSCA funding for school safety comes as the number of school shootings in the first three months of 2023 surpassed the same period last year. Other K-12 initiatives in the […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Do Schools Have the Funding to Manage Third-Party Risk?

May 4, 2023

Via: EdTech Magazine

The recent government attention on K–12 cybersecurity has, in many ways, benefited school districts by raising awareness of security threats. However, schools can’t take action to meet the government’s recommendations without funding. They don’t have the budgets to implement the […]


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Campus mental health platform Uwill lands $30 million in funding

May 2, 2023

Via: Higher Ed Dive

London casts Uwill as a complement to campus counseling operations. Its client list includes Dartmouth College, Florida Gulf Coast University and the University of Michigan. Uwill is one of several mental health platforms that surged in popularity when the coronavirus […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Fossil Fuel Industry Gave Hundreds of Millions to Higher Ed

March 6, 2023

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Fossil fuel companies gave over $700 million in research funding to 27 colleges and universities from 2010 to 2020, according to a new study from the left-leaning think tank Data for Progress. The top recipients of fossil fuel research money […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

How administrators can keep funding in their district

February 28, 2023

Via: eSchool News

One challenge school administrators face is how to keep funding in their districts, especially as enrollment in public schools continues to decline. As public school funding is often directly tied to student enrollment, administrators around the country are having to […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Arts education funding in California: How will Proposition 28 roll out?

February 21, 2023

Via: EdSource

Austin Beutner recalls struggling to fit in at a new school as a fifth grader. He felt awkward and alone until the music teacher suggested he try playing an instrument. Beutner took up the cello and found his voice. That […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

$65M for New Fintech Center at University of Utah

January 31, 2023

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The University of Utah announced Monday that it will launch a new financial technology center on campus in partnership with the private Stena Foundation and its founders, Steve and Jana Smith. The foundation has “orchestrated,” the university said, funds of […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

These 4 charts explain federal fiscal 2023 K-12 spending

January 13, 2023

Via: K-12 Dive

When the final round of COVID-19 pandemic aid was passed, many had one question in mind: What would happen when the funding dried up? At the time, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona advocated for a “sustained effort” even after […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Voters approved unprecedented funding for arts education; here’s how we fulfill that promise

November 10, 2022

Via: EdSource

The passing of Proposition 28: California’s Art and Music K-12 Education Funding Initiative is an exciting advance for historically underfunded arts education programs in schools. The initiative allocates money for 15,000 new positions, almost doubling the current number of certified […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Budget Cuts Loom at North Dakota State University

October 28, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Major budget cuts are expected at North Dakota State University. Though officials haven’t yet put an exact number on the forthcoming cuts, the university is facing a projected $10.5 million budget shortfall over the next two years due to slumping […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

State-Awarded Financial Aid Declined Slightly in 2020–21

October 27, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

State-awarded student financial aid decreased negligibly in 2020–21 to $14.784 billion, down 0.1 percent from the $14.801 billion awarded in 2019–20, according to the latest annual survey from the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs. The survey […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Kids’ Mental Health is in Crisis. Schools Can Get Them Help Through a $1 Billion Fund.

October 19, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

The kids are not alright. Medical experts agree that, after nearly three years of pandemic-induced strain, children are in the midst of a mental health crisis. One signal of just how severe a crisis: The U.S. Department of Education is […]