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Category: Education Economics


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

California governor’s homelessness plan leaves out schools

January 13, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The letter follows an op-ed from Beutner that ran before Christmas in which he estimated the true count of homeless students in the district is likely closer to 25,000 “if one were to include families who are afraid to let […]


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

Public opinion on college affordability unchanged in new poll

January 9, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Myriad studies have highlighted potential barriers to paying for college, especially among low-income students and other vulnerable populations. A recent report from the National College Access Network identified fewer than half of U.S. public colleges as being affordable for poor […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

50 States of Ed Policy: Education bills under consideration in 2020

December 23, 2019

Via: Education Dive

In the past week, Congress managed to pass a federal spending bill to avert a government shutdown, provide a $1.3 billion in education spending for 2020, and pass legislation mandating $255 million in funding for historically black colleges and universities […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

These court cases could shift the K-12 landscape in 2020

December 19, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The country is three years deep into Donald Trump’s presidency, which has seen, among other changes, significant policy overhauls from the U.S. Department of Education and a right-leaning Supreme Court bench ruling on landmark cases. With multiple lawsuits pending in […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Congress set to approve spending bill, includes $1.3B increase in ed funding

December 18, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The provisions also include a historic $25 million for gun violence research, the first funding for the cause since 1996. The amount allocated is half the amount the House approved earlier this year. Additionally, funding would increase for community schools […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Free 2-Year College Proposal in Va.

December 13, 2019

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia, a Democrat, on Thursday unveiled a budget proposal for $145 million over two years to make community college tuition free for low- and middle-income students who pursue jobs in high-demand fields. Under the plan, eligible […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Ed Dept flags compliance issues with troubled accreditor ACICS

December 10, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Democratic lawmakers and higher education pundits have long criticized ACICS for poorly monitoring the institutions under its purview. ACICS managed two high-profile for-profit college chains, Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute, which collapsed in 2015 and 2016, respectively. This launched […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

State seeks delay in school funding lawsuit filing

December 3, 2019

Via: Education Week

State officials are seeking more time to prepare for the latest court challenge to New Hampshire’s public school funding system. The ConVal, Mascenic, Winchester, and Monadnock school districts sued the state earlier this year, arguing it has failed in its […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Denver after-school program receives $1.5M from marijuana tax revenue

December 2, 2019

Via: Education Dive

In states where marijuana has been legalized, the effects are a double-edged sword. While marijuana tax revenue is often channeled toward education in the form of funds, educators worry the use of those funds sends a mixed message to students. […]


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

30 districts join DonorsChoose program to supplement classroom resource budgets

November 20, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Many organizations — and even some individuals — have turned to crowdfunding to raise money for specific causes and projects. Educators are beginning to turn to this source, as well, to compensate for the lack of funds available for classroom […]