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Category: Economics&Strategies


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 […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

These 4 strategies can help school leaders avoid IDEA lawsuits

February 18, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Routinely changing federal regulations, spotty oversight and tight budgets can leave education leaders feeling stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to serving students with disabilities. While administrators think their schools could be doing more to […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Title IX debate complicates push for Higher Education Act reauthorization

February 18, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Any deal to update the law governing federal student aid would have to overcome concerns about the highly charged new rule U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is about to release on what colleges are required do about allegations of sexual […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Making the grade: Why school construction costs are climbing and projects are stalling

February 14, 2020

Via: Education Dive

When California-based C.W. Driver Cos. began work on the new 94,000-square-foot K-8 ​Cadence Park School campus in Irvine in 2016, the overall construction costs came in at $475 per square foot. But in 2019, as the firm started mapping out […]


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

Washington kindergarten center prioritizes play

February 12, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Play is important, with research continually finding play-based practices positively impact student learning and development. Child development expert Kathryn Hirsch-Pasek argues children learn best when they are actively engaged socially and mentally and can connect what they learn in a […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

National Dropout Prevention Center unveils guide for improving alternative schools and programs

February 11, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The guide is based on the center’s analysis of at least 100 alternative education programs over the past 34 years. The resource is organized into five domains education leaders and policymakers can tackle for improving alternative schools. Each domain also […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Report: High-poverty schools’ crowdfunding requests less likely to be fulfilled

February 11, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Educators are turning to crowdfunding for basic academic materials across the nation at a time when education philanthropies are shifting away from that kind of support. More teachers are also resorting to online fundraising to support whole-child approaches, with requests […]