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Category: Education Economics


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Schools increasingly underfunded as state funding demand grows, study finds

August 13, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Six states that faced teacher strikes last year — Arizona, California, Colorado, North Carolina, Oklahoma and West Virginia — have had only small increases in education spending since the 1980s when compared to other states. State and local spending grew […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019

August 7, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

The U.S. education technology industry appears on track to surpass the amount of investor funding tallied in recent years. For the first half of 2019, the industry saw $962 million raised across 65 deals, the highest amount of funding at […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Does requiring seniors to fill out FAFSA forms increase college attendance?

August 6, 2019

Via: Education Dive

In an effort to connect students with college financial aid, some states are requiring graduating seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. In the 2021-22 school year, Texas will become the second to require students […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Report highlights impact of student loans on black borrowers

July 24, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Outstanding student debt continues to grow, with some 43 million Americans owing a total $1.4 trillion in federal student loan debt alone. The decade-long disinvestment in public higher education and the inability of underfunded colleges that serve minorities to deepen […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Pennsylvania district suggests students could enter foster care over lunch debt

July 23, 2019

Via: Education Dive

School meal debt is a growing problem, with 76% of districts reporting they have outstanding debt, according to the School Nutrition Association’s 2016 operation’s report. More recent numbers show school lunch debt climbed from a median of $2,000 to $2,500 […]


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

States’ failure to track education funds complicates spending model overhauls

July 17, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Debates over K-12 funding models have risen in most states in recent years. Last year, Washington’s state Supreme Court ended a decade-long case that brought into question the implementation of a new school funding plan after lower courts found in […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Congress considering bills to free up more funds for summer food programs

July 10, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Hunger does not take the summer off. The 30.3 million students that rely on free and reduced-price meals during the school year are at risk of going hungry when summer vacation begins. While these students also qualify for summer meal […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Student housing investment prices top $90K per bed

July 9, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Investment in student housing swelled in the past decade, reflecting growth in the traditional college-age population that has since ebbed. In 2016, sales of existing student housing peaked at a value of $9.8 billion, up from less than $2 billion […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

$135M budget cut looms for U of Alaska

July 2, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The dire budget cuts highlight the volatility of state support for higher education, which was dramatically reduced during the Great Recession and has not yet recovered. Alaska, however, was one of just six states where state spending per full-time student […]


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

23 colleges and groups get $183.8M to expand apprenticeships

June 27, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The Trump administration sees apprenticeships as a way to help fill open jobs, which outnumber the count of unemployed workers. The three fields selected for the apprenticeships all face steep worker shortfalls. The U.S. manufacturing industry could have up to […]