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Category: Education Economics


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

Tackling grade inflation

July 6, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Grade inflation in higher education has become an issue in the U.S. over about the last 50 years. One 2017 report proposing solutions to the problem noted that despite the impression that college students have heavy work loads, researchers found […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Trump administration releases plan to combine Education, Labor departments

June 22, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Experts predict there will be significant opposition from Congress on any proposal to merge agencies. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chair Virginia Foxx (R-NC) has been marginally supportive of the idea, while her Democratic counterpart, Bobby Scott (D-VA), […]


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

Study shows support for low-income students pays off

June 18, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Last-dollar funding has advocates and detractors. A comparison by the Association of Community College Trustees says that it does not help to pay extra costs besides tuition and room and board associated with college attendance unlike first-dollar support. Researchers have […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Major Private Gifts to Higher Education

June 6, 2018

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

This list covers gifts since 1967. An abridged version of this list was published in the August 18, 2017, Almanac issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Additions to and changes in the list since then appear in bold italics. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

‘Non-traditional’ presidencies more common than data shows

June 1, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The ultimate role of a university president is to translate the culture and mission of an institution into revenue for the institution, typically in the areas of fundraising, public relations and outreach within its immediate community and throughout different industrial […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Michigan budget deal: More for roads, school safety, savings

May 25, 2018

Via: Education Week

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and key lawmakers struck a budget deal Thursday that includes using a surplus to spend hundreds of millions of dollars more on road work and school-safety initiatives while also padding the state’s […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Florida Democrats fail in bid to get more money for schools

May 23, 2018

Via: Education Week

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democratic legislators have failed in their bid to force the Republican-controlled Legislature to give more money to public schools. Two South Florida Democrats were trying to get legislators to hold a special session to change this […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Top Kansas court to hear arguments on school funding

May 22, 2018

Via: Education Week

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are looking for hopeful hints from the state Supreme Court that they’ve increased education funding enough to satisfy the justices and head off any potential threat of a court order shuttering public schools. But […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Surplus may go to roads, school safety, debt, savings

May 17, 2018

Via: Education Week

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and key legislative leaders said Wednesday they want to use hundreds of millions of dollars in additional tax revenue to boost savings, pay down debt and increase spending on roads and school […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Trump Seeks $7 Billion Cut to Children’s Health Insurance Program

May 16, 2018

Via: Education Week

President Donald Trump is seeking to chop about $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, mostly from unobligated funds, as part of a broader effort to reduce government spending. Trump is also trying to cut $150 […]