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Category: Education Economics


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

What changed in 2 years since Grinnell said it would try no-loan financial aid

November 22, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

In November 2020, colleges and their millions of students were smarting from the economic sting of the coronavirus pandemic. Colleges trimmed costs after campus shutdowns prompted many to refund auxiliary fees for services like residence halls and dining, which underpin […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Taking student support to the next level

November 18, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

The Biden Administration is doubling down on student support investments. The pending FY23 budget has $468 million for Community Schools. The Administration’s new National Partnership for Student Success is calling for districts to use billions in federal stimulus funds to […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Borrower-Defense Settlement To Discharge $6 Billion in Loans

November 18, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A federal judge approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education that argued the agency ignored borrower defense to repayment claims. Under the settlement, 200,000 borrowers who attended one of 153 institutions identified by […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Voters approved unprecedented funding for arts education; here’s how we fulfill that promise

November 10, 2022

Via: EdSource

The passing of Proposition 28: California’s Art and Music K-12 Education Funding Initiative is an exciting advance for historically underfunded arts education programs in schools. The initiative allocates money for 15,000 new positions, almost doubling the current number of certified […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Why so many colleges have been resetting their tuition

November 8, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Starting next academic year, Colby-Sawyer College will be decreasing tuition, but it’s not just shaving a few hundred dollars off its sticker price. The college is cutting its price from $46,364 to $17,500, a drop of more than 60%. The […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Budget Cuts Loom at North Dakota State University

October 28, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Major budget cuts are expected at North Dakota State University. Though officials haven’t yet put an exact number on the forthcoming cuts, the university is facing a projected $10.5 million budget shortfall over the next two years due to slumping […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

State-Awarded Financial Aid Declined Slightly in 2020–21

October 27, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

State-awarded student financial aid decreased negligibly in 2020–21 to $14.784 billion, down 0.1 percent from the $14.801 billion awarded in 2019–20, according to the latest annual survey from the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs. The survey […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Texas Weighs Changes to Community College Funding

October 20, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A Texas commission has recommended that community college funding in the state be directly tied to performance—namely, student graduation rates and transfers to four-year schools. The recommendation from the Commission on Community College Finance will now go to the Texas […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Kids’ Mental Health is in Crisis. Schools Can Get Them Help Through a $1 Billion Fund.

October 19, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

The kids are not alright. Medical experts agree that, after nearly three years of pandemic-induced strain, children are in the midst of a mental health crisis. One signal of just how severe a crisis: The U.S. Department of Education is […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Education Department to Scrutinize College Banking Agreements

October 14, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The U.S. Department of Education is stepping up its enforcement of college-sponsored banking arrangements. In conjunction with a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the department released a Dear Colleague letter Thursday reminding institutions about their role in […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

It’s time to permanently increase education funding–ESSER spending proves it

October 7, 2022

Via: eSchool News

In the last two years, an unprecedented increase in funding has flooded into schools around the country courtesy of the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER) package. While ESSER’s primary intent was to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Missouri State to Cut $5 Million From Academic Budget

October 6, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Citing falling revenue, Missouri State University president Clif Smart announced Monday that the university will cut $5 million from its academic budget for the upcoming 2024 fiscal year. Smart made the budget cut announcement in his annual state of the […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $116 Million in Grants for Programs Focused on Equity and Accessibility for Students

October 5, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced 19 Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) awards totaling $110 million and four new grant awards for the 2022 Equity Assistance Center (EAC) program totaling more than $6.5 million. The EAC awards fund […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Vermont State University to Cut Tuition by 15%

September 27, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Vermont State College System’s Board of Trustees approved a base tuition rate for in-state undergraduates of $9,999 for fall 2023, essentially dropping tuition by 15 percent for Green Mountain State residents when the system completes a merger next summer. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

CBO: Biden Student Debt Relief Plan to Cost $420 Billion

September 27, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Congressional Budget Office, Congress’s nonpartisan research arm, estimates that President Biden’s plan to forgive some federal student loans and suspend payments through the end of the year will cost the government about $420 billion. The CBO released its estimate, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

How states are using ESSER funds to boost SEL and well-being in schools

September 20, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

According to the data project, as of Sept. 12, states had planned, budgeted or committed to spending 94% of the $19 billion in relief funding they received in the set-aside. Of the total $189.5 billion Congress approved for K-12 COVID-19 […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Department Awards Over $7 Million to Eight Organizations to Highlight Parent Voices and Support Families Informing Student Development and Academic Recovery

September 15, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced awards totaling over $7 million to eight statewide organizations under the 2022 Competitive Grants for the Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFEC) program, underscoring the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing efforts to enhance and increase parent […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

U.S. Department of Education Announces Nearly $5.8 Million of Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Funding for West Virginia as Part of Continued Efforts to Address Youth Mental Health Crisis

September 14, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

As our nation’s children and youth head back to school, the Biden-Harris Administration remains committed to supporting their mental health needs. Even before the pandemic, rates of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts among youth were on the rise. The pandemic […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $25 Million to Recruit, Prepare, Develop and Support a Strong and Diverse Educator Workforce for our Nation’s Schools

September 12, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

Today, the Department of Education is announcing new awards to help recruit, prepare, develop, and retain a strong, effective and diverse teacher workforce for classrooms across the country through the Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant program. This year’s investment includes […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Study Examines How Colleges Borrow During Times of Crisis

September 1, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

How colleges use debt during times of crisis varies greatly depending on institutional characteristics, according to a new report from Ithaka S+R funded by the TIAA Institute. The study, released Wednesday, found that while historically Black colleges and universities tend […]