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Category: Education Economics


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

State funding cuts don’t impact all public colleges equally, report finds

June 21, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Public colleges and universities enroll 77% of all undergraduates and award 64% of all bachelor’s degrees, notes the report, “Public Universities: The Supply Side of Building a Skilled Workforce.” That’s a significant share of all postsecondary education, and funding for […]


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

New bill takes aim at tax breaks for college donors

June 7, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The same week news broke that several wealthy parents had paid huge sums to get their children into elite schools, Wyden vowed he would introduce legislation to change the “corrupt system” and limit the tax benefits of college donors. “While […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

House bill giving DACA students permanent status faces ‘uphill battle’ in Senate

June 6, 2019

Via: Education Dive

DACA, which was established in 2012 under the Obama administration, grants temporary legal status to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children. The Trump administration has since proposed to end the program, making nearly 1 million young adults eligible […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Democrats press for details on Ed Dept’s income-share plans

June 5, 2019

Via: Education Dive

ISAs are gaining traction in nontraditional education programs such as boot camps. There, advocates say, they offer more students access to financing based on the possibility that participating in the program will significantly increase their earnings. Colleges have begun to […]


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 […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

National American gets $8.5M loan from CollegeAmerica parent

May 24, 2019

Via: Education Dive

National American said it asked the Ed Department to reconsider the amount of Title IV awards it would need to back with a letter of credit. The department initially asked for a letter of credit for either 50% ($36.7 million) […]


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

Education Dept’s Federal Work-Study pilot to expand funding, flexibility

May 21, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The announcement follows calls from across higher ed to change the FWS program, which was developed more than 50 years ago to give low-income students work experience and help them pay for college. The program divides its roughly $1 billion […]


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

Inflation rate of 2.6% expected for colleges in 2019

May 20, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The HEPI wrapped up last year by announcing that the average yearly rate of inflation for higher ed over the last five years was 2.4%, with 2018 marking the third-highest score in the previous decade. Faculty salaries, which get the […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Ed Dept official: US ed spending now in ‘full recovery’ after recession

May 16, 2019

Via: Education Dive

While the recession itself was relatively short — 18 months according to the article — the road to recovery from recession-related school spending cuts has been long. However, the restoration of school spending by the 2015-16 school year is good […]


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

5 common hang-ups in higher ed public-private partnerships

May 15, 2019

Via: Education Dive

In recent years, colleges and universities have experienced diminishing levels of federal and state research funding, simultaneous with ever increasing innovation demands. As a result, many institutions are turning to new funding sources, such as industry, nongovernmental organizations, nonprofits and […]