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Category: Education Economics


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Education Strategies

Athletic Departments May Need ‘Extraordinary Support’

August 14, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The recent spate of athletic conference decisions to postpone fall sports means substantial revenue shocks for college athletic departments, and cutting expenses will not always be enough to absorb the blow, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Funding for school facility improvements a requirement for safe reopening

August 13, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Before the pandemic, the U.S. Government Accountability Office estimated a stunning 41% of America’s school districts needed to replace or update heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in at least half of their schools — representing 36,000 schools nationwide. During […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Rural schools wrestle with infrastructure challenges during reopening

August 12, 2020

Via: Education Dive

As the White House faces criticism for a push to return to in-person instruction and a reopening debate splits the nation, some rural schools remain poised to welcome students back to brick-and-mortar settings this month. “Some places have not many […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Student Debt’s Impact on Human Capital, Long-Run Finances

August 11, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Increased student loan availability raises student debt levels, but also improves degree completion, earnings later in life and student loan repayment, a new working paper found, while having no effect on homeownership or other types of debt. Rapidly increasing student […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Researchers: State budget cuts feed declines in test scores, achievement

August 5, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Following the Great Recession, which triggered a historic decline in per-pupil spending, states that were most reliant on state revenues to fund K-12 public education also saw the greatest decreases in school spending as well as learning outcomes. The declines […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Funds tied to reopening ‘frustrating’ educators, likely to be challenged

July 31, 2020

Via: Education Dive

A Republican Senate appropriations bill unveiled this week — dubbed the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act — would provide $70 billion for schools as part of the latest COVID-19 relief package. But nearly two-thirds of that […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Report examines the impact of mandatory FAFSA policies

July 30, 2020

Via: Education Dive

While policies making FAFSA completion mandatory are a hot topic in college access, there is much to learn about how they play out, the authors explain. They point to Louisiana, the only state to fully implement the requirement, as an […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Senate Republicans propose $29B in aid to colleges

July 28, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Senate Republicans immediately derided House Democrats’ proposal, saying the $3 trillion package is too expansive and veers too far from pandemic-related priorities. The first aid bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, set aside $14 billion for […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Higher ed layoffs and program cuts signal hard times ahead

July 17, 2020

Via: AFT News

As if their struggles for adequate funding were not already challenging enough, public colleges and universities have seen the strain on their budgets increase exponentially due to the coronavirus pandemic. The result? Many are turning to faculty and staff layoffs, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Watchdog report challenges Trump administration school safety recommendations

July 13, 2020

Via: Education Dive

While the report found school-targeted shootings tend to occur in high-income, low-minority areas, it also found schools in urban, low-income and high-minority areas faced more shootings overall and were often committed by nonstudents or unknown shooters in response to disputes. […]