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Category: Education Economics


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Reeves says education agenda includes teacher pay raises

October 10, 2019

Via: Education Week

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves released his education proposals Wednesday, saying he has a four-year plan to increase Mississippi teacher salaries if he’s elected governor. He said the plan will not require a tax increase because Mississippi’s economy is good […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Money for student success in California can now be used for emergencies

October 7, 2019

Via: Inside Higher Ed

California governor Gavin Newsom signed a suite of bills affecting higher education Friday, including Assembly Bill 943, which opens up a large pot of state funds to be used for emergency student aid. The bill, written by Democratic assemblyman David […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Federal-State Partnerships for College Affordability

October 3, 2019

Via: Inside Higher Ed

In a report released Wednesday, the Institute for College Access and Success proposed a framework for a federal-state partnership to increase college affordability. The report argued that federal funding should go to states to add to overall investment in higher […]


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

High Court Case Tests Religious Schools’ Use of Tax-Credit Scholarships

October 1, 2019

Via: Education Week

A national debate that has simmered for 200 years—whether public funds may go to the coffers of religious schools—is set to take center stage at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that originated in this small Montana city over […]


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

Federal watchdog: Colleges could do more to help parents pay for child care

September 12, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Institutions are struggling to keep up with nontraditional learners’ needs. In 2016, 22% of undergraduates were student-parents, and half of them were also working full-time. Juggling those competing priorities — job, education and children — can make it considerably harder […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

University of the Cumberlands to offer free textbooks to on-campus students

September 11, 2019

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The University of the Cumberlands, the liberal arts university that cut tuition in half last year, is planning another bold cost-cutting move for its students next year. It will provide 1,800 undergraduates on campus free textbook rentals. The decision by […]


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

Mentor Collective Raises $3 Million to Connect College Students and Advisers

September 5, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

The warning message came to George White and his team from a college student’s mentor. The student might miss classes on account of a broken laptop. White and his team acted quickly, connecting the student with Lehigh University staffers to […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Detroit nonprofit directs $3.5M to improve 4 charter schools

August 29, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Nonprofit agencies and non-government organizations can help meet the needs of schools and boost their opportunities for success. While many schools, districts, and charters struggle to make ends meet on the income they receive through normal government channels, an infusion […]


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 […]