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Category: Education Economics


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Biden’s $103B budget proposal for the Ed Dept would boost Pell, MSI funding

April 9, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Despite the proposed spending increase, Biden’s Pell proposal is likely to disappoint advocates who have pressed federal officials to double the maximum award amount. Nearly 1,200 groups wrote to Congress recently calling on lawmakers to do so. This is a […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

$12 Billion, Community Colleges and Online Learning Infrastructure

April 5, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Matt (who I still think of as Dean Dad – do you?) argues that federal money for community colleges should be allocated with an eye towards long-term financial sustainability. He asks that we think not only in terms of immediate […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Higher Education

ACE highlights ways colleges can streamline student transfer

March 23, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Transfer is widespread, but the process can prolong the length and cost of a student’s education if the receiving institution doesn’t accept all of their credits. Therefore, improving degree completion rates partly depends on policies that ease credit transfer, the […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

State funding for community colleges set to fall 2% in fiscal 2021, report finds

March 23, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Roughly $1.9 billion in federal relief funding is helping states keep higher education appropriations flat in fiscal 2021, SHEEO’s analysis found. Without federal help, however, state support for higher education would have declined by $1.7 billion. Around 70% of states […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

How Much Does the U.S. Spend on Edtech? No One Knows, and That’s a Problem

March 22, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

The U.S. edtech industry is massive. By our estimate, startups and companies raised upward of $2.2 billion in 2020 alone. Yet, curiously, the amount districts, states and the federal government spend on these products each year is something of an […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

The American Rescue Plan Act: Opportunity & Risk

March 12, 2021

Via: Eduwonk

President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law earlier this week, the celebrations and messaging start today. It’s a massive spending package with ambitions that would have seemed off the map of the terms of the debate during […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Pandemic compounds swelling campus maintenance backlogs, report says

March 3, 2021

Via: Education Dive

The investment needed to address facilities renewal and maintenance backlogs reached $106 per gross square foot in 2019, according to the report. This figure has steadily ticked up since 2007 and is expected to accelerate in the near future as […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Donations to colleges stayed flat at $50B in fiscal 2020

February 9, 2021

Via: Education Dive

As the pandemic erupted, some institutions reached out to donors without asking for contributions, while others solicited support for their institutions’ human services, the report notes. Many community colleges, for instance, found success raising money for emergency student aid. Giving […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Education Department Disproportionally Selected Black, Hispanic Students for Audit

February 8, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The U.S. Department of Education disproportionately selected Black and Hispanic students for financial aid audits over the last decade, The Washington Post reported after an analysis of federal data. After students turn in their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Trump Education Reform Legacy: Too Little, Too Late

February 4, 2021

Via: Education Next

Before attention turns entirely to President Biden, it is worth pausing to take a quick look back to assess President Trump’s education reform efforts. Perhaps Biden—or any other politician trying to make progress on education-related issues—can learn something from Trump’s […]