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Category: Education Economics


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

School safety commission to recommend scrapping Obama-era discipline guidance

December 12, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The Obama-era guidance was meant to ensure that students of color don’t face more or harsher disciplinary action than their peers. It notified districts that they could be violating federal civil rights law if racial bias was occurring within school […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Free, reduced-price meal data growing less useful as measure of student poverty

December 6, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Three years ago, the Grants Pass School District 7 in southern Oregon chose to take advantage of the National School Lunch Program’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which allows schools serving low-income students to provide free meals to everyone and stop […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

School safety experts weigh in on federal commission’s potential impact

November 30, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The Federal Commission on School Safety, which President Donald Trump formed in response to the February mass shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, is expected to make final recommendations before the end of the year. But […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

The Actual Dollars That Will Shape the New K-12 Investment Ecosystem

November 19, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

Investors take note: Business intelligence that relies on a district’s budget and fiscal data will become a fast-growing K-12 market in the next five years. Today, that may not be the case; just brandishing the title of Chief Financial Officer […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

How do states plan to spend school improvement money?

November 15, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Conducted with the input of 24 peer reviewers, such as former state superintendents, district leaders and school improvement experts, the report focuses on how states will use the flexibility to choose school improvement models allowed under ESSA. Author Liz Ross […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors, Advocacy Group Says

November 1, 2018

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

At a time of economic growth, low unemployment, and high demand for workers, a survey released on Thursday suggests that at least some student-loan debtors are not seeing that rosy scenario. The survey, conducted by Student Debt Crisis, an advocacy […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

School breaks are being used for credit recovery

September 28, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Credit recovery programs are designed to help address the high school dropout rate. The issue is considered a societal one because high school dropouts earn an average of $9,200 less per year than high school graduates and are more likely […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

ITT trustee sues Ed Department, lenders to help pay $1.5B in claims

September 24, 2018

Via: Education Dive

For-profit colleges in recent years have been the subject of controversy — at first drawing criticism and stricter regulations from the Obama administration for alleged unfair marketing and loan practices and, at times, the poor quality of the instruction. More […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Higher ed finance needs fresh approach

August 17, 2018

Via: Education Dive

At a time when states are strapped for money to support all their responsibilities, higher education leaders will have to continue to look for alternative sources of revenue, otherwise the impact cut fall on the shoulders of students. A recent […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Advocacy group calls for more oversight of California charter school spending

August 6, 2018

Via: Education Dive

When public funds are used for any purpose, the public has a right to know how those funds are spent. However, many charter schools do not have sufficient oversight of financial matters. In many cases, this issue is because of […]