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Category: Education Economics


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

The democratization of education: ROI

August 25, 2021

Via: eCampus News

When academic administrators get together, almost every conversation turns to the trendlines of decreased enrollments and declining revenue. Reviewing recent survey data, it seems unlikely that the trendlines will change. About 84 percent of Americans say that tuition costs are […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Collaborating to Fix Student Loans

August 16, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Department of Education is planning to continue addressing reforms to the administration of the student loan program — based partly on the input of two Democratic senators, according to a letter sent by Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona earlier […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

3 strategies for making the most of education funding

June 25, 2021

Via: eSchool News

As school districts across the country make plans for their stimulus funding, it’s critical that they prioritize the purchases that will spur equitable student growth. To ensure short-term relief funds have a long-term impact, here are three key strategies district […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Ed Dept issues $36B in federal coronavirus relief aid to colleges

May 11, 2021

Via: Education Dive

President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan into law in March. It provides about $40 billion in direct aid to colleges and universities. Institutions must use half of that money on emergency grants for students disadvantaged by […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Colleges claimed a large share of student relief grant money: report

April 21, 2021

Via: Education Dive

The CARES Act, which was signed into law last March, earmarked about $14 billion in relief aid for colleges, about $6.3 billion of which was set aside for grants for students disadvantaged by the pandemic. The department under former Education […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Biden’s $103B budget proposal for the Ed Dept would boost Pell, MSI funding

April 9, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Despite the proposed spending increase, Biden’s Pell proposal is likely to disappoint advocates who have pressed federal officials to double the maximum award amount. Nearly 1,200 groups wrote to Congress recently calling on lawmakers to do so. This is a […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

$12 Billion, Community Colleges and Online Learning Infrastructure

April 5, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Matt (who I still think of as Dean Dad – do you?) argues that federal money for community colleges should be allocated with an eye towards long-term financial sustainability. He asks that we think not only in terms of immediate […]


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

ACE highlights ways colleges can streamline student transfer

March 23, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Transfer is widespread, but the process can prolong the length and cost of a student’s education if the receiving institution doesn’t accept all of their credits. Therefore, improving degree completion rates partly depends on policies that ease credit transfer, the […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

State funding for community colleges set to fall 2% in fiscal 2021, report finds

March 23, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Roughly $1.9 billion in federal relief funding is helping states keep higher education appropriations flat in fiscal 2021, SHEEO’s analysis found. Without federal help, however, state support for higher education would have declined by $1.7 billion. Around 70% of states […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

How Much Does the U.S. Spend on Edtech? No One Knows, and That’s a Problem

March 22, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

The U.S. edtech industry is massive. By our estimate, startups and companies raised upward of $2.2 billion in 2020 alone. Yet, curiously, the amount districts, states and the federal government spend on these products each year is something of an […]