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Category: Education Economics


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

Trump threatens to withhold funds if schools don’t reopen

July 9, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The heavy pressure from the Trump administration for schools to fully reopen nationwide notably runs counter to the traditional Republican stance favoring local control of school decisions, as well as guidance from Dr. Anthony Fauci, who directs the National Institute […]


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

Here’s how colleges are distributing CARES aid to students

July 9, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The funds in question represent just under half of the $14 billion Congress allocated to colleges through the CARES Act. They are earmarked for students disadvantaged by the virus. TICAS noted that the funds were distributed to colleges with relatively […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Trump administration pushes for colleges and schools to reopen

July 8, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

As the Trump administration leaned on governors to reopen their states’ schools and a U.S. House subcommittee debated whether to give colleges the additional billions they say they need, the head of the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Some colleges say no to housing refunds this fall

June 22, 2020

Via: Education Dive

South Florida announced earlier this month that in order to move onto campus, students must agree to an addendum to the college’s housing contract, which states they wouldn’t be eligible for refunds if residence halls closed. Western Carolina followed suit […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

How is the pandemic impacting college endowments?

June 12, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Larger endowments tended to have a smaller share of their investments in U.S. equities than did smaller portfolios among the colleges surveyed. While smaller endowments were more adversely affected by the plummeting stock market than bigger ones, their institutions likely […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Higher ed groups ask for more flexibility on Paycheck Protection Program

June 8, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The program gives small businesses and private colleges loans with a 1% interest rate so they can continue paying their workers and covering other costs, such as their utility and mortgage bills. The program ran out of its first round […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Labor-management partnership offers framework to reopen schools

June 5, 2020

Via: AFT News

As the nation’s parents and educators ponder sending children back to school in the face of an ongoing pandemic, a labor-management partnership that includes the AFT is putting forward a framework school districts can use in planning how to welcome […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

All states now approved for emergency education funding

June 4, 2020

Via: Education Dive

It was close, but all 50 states and the District of Columbia have applied and been approved for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund — a relatively small block grant within the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

State lawmakers wrestle with scope and timing of higher ed budget cuts

May 28, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Nearly all public universities can expect big budget cuts in the coming year, but officials in different states are taking vastly different approaches for determining how big those reductions will be and what they will mean for faculty, staff and […]


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

Few details emerging for use of ’emergency education’ funds

May 18, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Twelve states have now received their portion of the Governors’ Emergency Education Relief Fund, a block grant created as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act that can be used for K-12 or higher education. States have […]