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Category: Education Economics


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Education Department Planning for Student Debt Forgiveness

August 1, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Officials at the Education Department have developed plans to cancel student debt for millions of borrowers, awaiting a final decision from President Biden, as reported by Politico Thursday. Biden is considering providing $10,000 of debt relief per borrower, a decision […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

How to Make College More Affordable? Try the Charter School Model

July 21, 2022

Via: Education Next

For those looking at college as a path to a career rather than a four-year pit stop, the lack of inexpensive, speedy options is a big problem. For huge numbers of high schoolers, it can be a deal breaker. Moreover, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

These policies can rescue stranded credits and help colleges retain students

July 20, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

In January, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that, effective immediately, the State University of New York system was no longer withholding transcripts from students who owed outstanding balances. The move benefited thousands of students. Transcript holds prevent students from […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Study: Cosmetology Schools Yield Poor Student Outcomes

July 15, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A new study from the Century Foundation released Thursday found that graduates from cosmetology schools are making near poverty-level wages, and that almost half of the colleges in the industry—42 percent—would fail under the Education Department’s proposed gainful-employment rule. The […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Dartmouth B-School Receives $52.1 Million Gift

July 8, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business on Thursday announced the largest gift commitment in the school’s history — a $52.1 million anonymous pledge to endow a recurring summit that convenes global leaders from the private and public sectors, academic researchers […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

180 Organizations Press Biden to Extend Student Loan Payment Pause

July 6, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A group of 180 national and state organizations urged President Biden to extend the student loan payment pause, which is set to expire in just under two months on Aug. 31, in a letter sent June 30. The payment pause, […]


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

Moody’s Sees Positive News (and Some Risks) for Public Colleges

July 5, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Moody’s finds good news and some risks in a new report on public college and university finances. “Improved state support and one-time federal pandemic relief along with expense cuts underpinned stronger operating performance for public universities in fiscal 2021,” according […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

State auditor to probe how community colleges spent money meant to hire full-time faculty

June 29, 2022

Via: EdSource

Community college faculty groups, claiming local officials are misspending money meant to hire more full-time professors, have won the attention of state lawmakers who ordered an audit that will be conducted this year. At issue is $100 million lawmakers approved […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

The Education Exchange: Study of For-Profit Private Schools by a Nobel-Winning Economist Finds “Really Dramatic Effects on Learning”

June 27, 2022

Via: Education Next

A University Professor in Economics and the College and the Harris School of Public Policy, Director of the Development Innovation Lab, Michael Kremer, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Kremer’s latest working paper, which examines the impact of enrolling in […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Fitch: Education sector’s credit quality strong, but pressures on the rise

June 22, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

A district’s credit rating is an indicator of fiscal health and is taken into consideration when school systems seek loans and refinance debt. Higher credit ratings could result in lower interest rates for loans. Several independent companies provide credit ratings […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Dartmouth College replaces undergraduate student loans with grants

June 21, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Colleges that have dropped loan requirements argue that doing so helps recruit more students from low-income backgrounds, as they would otherwise pay high tuition and fees. No-loan practices have been shown to help those from modest means, to an extent. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

How can school systems sustain federal funding to address teacher shortages?

June 10, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

While U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona has continuously pushed for states and districts to use pandemic relief and recovery funds to address the teacher shortage crisis, he announced Thursday how American Rescue Plan fund investments to support the teaching […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Student Loan Debt, Equity, and Forgiveness

May 31, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

On May 16, I sat in on May’s Public Policy Pop-Up at the American Council on Education, The Policy and Politics of Student Loan Forgiveness, with Terry Hartle and Jon Fansworth. I try to attend these monthly sessions when possible […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Consumer groups seek to force Ed Department to forgive Westwood College students’ loans

May 24, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The lawsuit is at least the second complaint filed against the Ed Department in recent months seeking to resolve outstanding group borrower defense claims. The borrower defense rule allows students whose institutions defrauded them to have their federal student loans […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Defining high-quality microcredentials for higher ed

May 20, 2022

Via: eCampus News

Later this month the State University of New York (SUNY) will represent the United States in the Global Dialogue on Microcredentials, sponsored by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme. SUNY is the nation’s largest comprehensive system of higher education with 64 […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Private colleges’ net tuition revenue from first-year students declined in 2021-22, study finds

May 20, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Colleges have long used grants, fellowships and scholarships to entice students to enroll or help them afford the cost of college. The rates at which they discount tuition are closely watched in light of concerns about the cost and value […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Pandemic student loan pause mostly helps borrowers who can afford to pay, report says

May 16, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Roughly 42 million borrowers are covered by a federal student loan repayment pause that began in March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. While the freeze was meant to offer relief to those with student loan debt, the Philadelphia Fed’s […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

The Unsustainable Rise in College Costs

May 12, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The headline of an editorial in the Lowell (Massachusetts) Sun contains a disconcerting but certainly accurate message: That the state’s system of post-secondary education is on a “Collision course of unsustainable higher-ed costs.” Inflation, the emergence of new fields of […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Senate, Assembly agree California schools should receive billions more in unrestricted funding

April 29, 2022

Via: EdSource

Legislative leaders agreed this week that giving schools billions of dollars more in unrestricted funding would be their top priority in negotiations with Gov. Gavin Newsom over next year’s bountiful state budget. On Thursday, Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

More Changes in Loan Programs

April 19, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Education Department today announced changes to two key student loan programs: the public service loan and income-driven repayment programs. The changes would “fix long-standing failures” in the programs, department officials said. After the changes are made, 40,000 borrowers will […]