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Category: Education Economics


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

Ed Dept releases more than $21B in coronavirus relief for colleges

January 14, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Congress hammered out the overall $900 billion deal in December, roughly nine months after approving the first round of funding. The new money was briefly imperiled when President Donald Trump unexpectedly declined to sign the measure, though he eventually did […]


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

A Record Year Amid a Pandemic: US Edtech Raises $2.2 Billion in 2020

January 13, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

A most disruptive year to schools and society proved lucrative for the education industry, particularly for those raising private capital. In 2020, U.S. education technology startups raised over $2.2 billion in venture and private equity capital across 130 deals, according […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Biden to Extend Pause on Student Loan Payments

January 11, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

As expected, President-elect Joe Biden will, upon taking office Jan. 20, instruct the Education Department to continue the pause excusing student loan borrowers from making payments, a top economic adviser in the incoming administration said. David Kamin, who will be […]


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

2020 Showed That Colleges Don’t Have Revenue Problems. They Have Funding Shortfalls.

December 30, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

As the year ends, one of the bigger higher education stories of the moment is Mackenzie Davis (née Bezos) gifting tens of millions of dollars to numerous low-endowment colleges and universities, most specifically HBCUs. These gifts—$30 million to Winston-Salem State, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Congressional agreement on COVID-19 would give higher ed $23 billion

December 22, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A $900 billion coronavirus-relief package, expected to be passed by Congress as soon as later today, would give colleges and universities another $23 billion in relief aid to get through the next few months before the new Biden administration is […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

FAFSA filings are off to a slow start. Can colleges reverse the trend?

December 18, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Lynda McGee, a college counselor at the Downtown Magnets High School in Los Angeles, is trying everything she possibly can to get her students to apply for financial aid. She has doubled the number of students enlisted as peer college […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Latest federal relief proposal includes $20B for higher ed

December 17, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Higher education hasn’t seen relief funding since March, when President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, giving $14 billion to the sector. Since then, colleges’ budgetary pressures have escalated, with enrollment widely down and […]


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

Budget cuts aren’t sparing flagship universities. But they have an edge.

December 11, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The University of Vermont grabbed headlines recently with a number: 27. The figure represents an eye-popping one-fifth of the College of Arts and Sciences’ academic programs, which are on the chopping block as the economic fallout of the coronavirus ravages […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Ed Dept: College free speech still under siege

December 9, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Trump intervened on campus free speech matters early in his tenure, threatening in 2017 to revoke the University of California, Berkeley’s, federal funding following violent demonstrations that halted a planned speech there by far-right political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos. The Justice […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

College Groups Tell Congress They Need Money

December 3, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The need for federal aid for colleges and universities is even greater than the $120 billion anticipated, a number of higher education groups including associations representing the colleges said in a letter to congressional leaders Wednesday. “It has become evident […]