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Category: Education Economics


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Moody’s: $14B stimulus funding unlikely to cover colleges’ coronavirus expenses

April 2, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Although the stimulus package is “mildly credit positive” for the higher ed sector, the analysts note the amount it allocates directly to colleges for their own use is equal to just 1% of total university expenditures. The revenue losses and […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Report highlights need for new early ed public funding model as demand grows amid coronavirus crisis

March 26, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The report comes just two weeks after a national task force released a broad plan for redefining the work and preparation programs for those working in the early childhood education field. Leaders of the effort recommend early educators working in […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Pandemic could lead to ‘major upheaval’ in school district budgets

March 25, 2020

Via: Education Dive

It took 10 years for some states to recover from the Great Recession — and to see surpluses they could use to increase funding for K-12 education. How they weather the “economic shock” brought on by the novel coronavirus will […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Higher ed groups press for federal support for coronavirus response

March 20, 2020

Via: Education Dive

As the coronavirus and the respiratory disease it causes, COVID-19, took hold in the U.S., colleges rapidly began to move courses online and assess how the situation would stress their budgets. Taking instruction remote has short-term costs, especially for colleges […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Florida Senate rejects proposal requiring more accountability from private schools

March 17, 2020

Via: Education Dive

On the national level, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has promoted a proposed $5 billion tax credit scholarship program that low-income students could use to attend private schools. The program would allow states to opt in and give individuals […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

California funding model boosted options for LA high-schoolers, but disparities remain

March 12, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Conducted by sociologist Bruce Fuller and doctoral student Joon-Ho Lee, the paper delves into the decisions LAUSD made as the state decentralized funding, making additional amounts above the base allocation available for ELs, students from low-income families and students in […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

House calls for $100 billion to rebuild schools

March 5, 2020

Via: AFT News

A plan to repair, upgrade and rebuild the nation’s schools got a big boost in the U.S. House of Representatives this week. With AFT leaders and supporters at her side, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lifted up a bill that would […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

House ed chair Scott refocusing attention on Rebuild America’s Schools Act

February 26, 2020

Via: Education Dive

In 2016, a State of Schools report found the United States would have to spend an additional $46 billion per year on school construction and maintenance to close the spending gap on school facilities. Two years prior, in 2014, the […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Can top colleges sustain their campaign to enroll lower-income students?

February 25, 2020

Via: Education Dive

ATI was created in 2016 with the goal of adding 50,000 low- or moderate-income students, as designated by their receipt of the federal Pell Grant, by 2025, at some of the nation’s most well-off institutions. It is funded by Bloomberg […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Does cutting high-stakes testing increase teacher retention?

February 19, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The report notes teacher turnover has consequences for student achievement and poses an expensive financial burden for schools. Indeed, districts around the country struggle to retain teachers, and the problem is getting worse. In the 2011-12 school year, 3.1% of […]