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Category: Education Economics


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

FAFSA filings are off to a slow start. Can colleges reverse the trend?

December 18, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Lynda McGee, a college counselor at the Downtown Magnets High School in Los Angeles, is trying everything she possibly can to get her students to apply for financial aid. She has doubled the number of students enlisted as peer college […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Latest federal relief proposal includes $20B for higher ed

December 17, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Higher education hasn’t seen relief funding since March, when President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, giving $14 billion to the sector. Since then, colleges’ budgetary pressures have escalated, with enrollment widely down and […]


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

Budget cuts aren’t sparing flagship universities. But they have an edge.

December 11, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The University of Vermont grabbed headlines recently with a number: 27. The figure represents an eye-popping one-fifth of the College of Arts and Sciences’ academic programs, which are on the chopping block as the economic fallout of the coronavirus ravages […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Ed Dept: College free speech still under siege

December 9, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Trump intervened on campus free speech matters early in his tenure, threatening in 2017 to revoke the University of California, Berkeley’s, federal funding following violent demonstrations that halted a planned speech there by far-right political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos. The Justice […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

College Groups Tell Congress They Need Money

December 3, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The need for federal aid for colleges and universities is even greater than the $120 billion anticipated, a number of higher education groups including associations representing the colleges said in a letter to congressional leaders Wednesday. “It has become evident […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Federal relief talks are restarting, but it’s unclear how colleges will fare

December 2, 2020

Via: Education Dive

President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March, which dedicated about $14 billion to postsecondary education. The bulk of this funding was divided evenly into two pots: one for colleges to defray their […]


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

Amid school reopenings, COVID-19 liability protection a mounting concern

November 20, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Many districts are finding themselves caught between a rock and a hard place while trying to educate students during a pandemic. Some community members are pushing back against school buildings remaining closed, while others resist when they reopen their doors. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Disappointing 12th grade NAEP prompts calls for curriculum, funding improvements

October 29, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The stagnation of the 12th-grade NAEP results should be a “wake-up” call to the nation that students may not be getting the general skills they need by the time they graduate high school, said Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade County […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

More colleges project tuition revenue will decline: report

October 29, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Colleges are losing out on auxiliary revenue and have been burdened with expenses associated with reopening campuses and expanding online learning. Lower enrollment on many campuses this fall is compounding those financial challenges. Undergraduate student counts fell by 4% sectorwide […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

This November, vote against student debt

October 28, 2020

Via: AFT News

Student debt has been an albatross around the necks of so many individual Americans, even dragging down the economy at large. At a virtual event Oct. 19, AFT President Randi Weingarten and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) talked about the gravity […]