Category: Higher Education

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

Preventing Student Debt Problems Begins With Financial Literacy Education

January 19, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

For ages, the American dream has been built on obtaining a quality education, earning a credential from a degree-awarding entity and then starting a life full of wealth and opportunity. Or at least that was the dream bestowed upon America’s […]

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

Ed Dept releases more than $21B in coronavirus relief for colleges

January 14, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Congress hammered out the overall $900 billion deal in December, roughly nine months after approving the first round of funding. The new money was briefly imperiled when President Donald Trump unexpectedly declined to sign the measure, though he eventually did […]

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

A Record Year Amid a Pandemic: US Edtech Raises $2.2 Billion in 2020

January 13, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

A most disruptive year to schools and society proved lucrative for the education industry, particularly for those raising private capital. In 2020, U.S. education technology startups raised over $2.2 billion in venture and private equity capital across 130 deals, according […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

Higher Ed’s Shifting Priorities

January 13, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Some secrets hide in plain sight. We often hear that higher ed’s financial challenges lie primarily in cuts in per capita state aid and increases in: Fixed costs (for salaries, benefits, maintenance and operations, and technology). Expenditures on expensive emerging […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

Opening Campuses During Pandemic Sent Virus Cases Soaring in Communities, CDC Reports

January 8, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

What is the health cost of opening college campuses during a pandemic, for students and the broader community? New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finally offers an answer to the question that has plagued higher ed […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

Higher ed leaders condemn Capitol insurrection, police response

January 7, 2021

Via: Education Dive

College presidents issued a flurry of statements censuring the violent protestors who forced lawmakers to flee from their chambers, with some condemning Trump for his role in sparking the unrest. Hours before the mob attack, Trump held a rally near […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education, News, Secondary Education

Pandemic Lockdowns of 2020 Revealed the Biggest Challenge for Upstart Education Efforts: Time

January 6, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

As we close out 2020, we the people are tired. Essential workers, healthcare heroes and frontline warriors have been bearing the brunt of the impact on our education and hospital systems, as well as businesses and organizations, both private and […]

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

2020 Showed That Colleges Don’t Have Revenue Problems. They Have Funding Shortfalls.

December 30, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

As the year ends, one of the bigger higher education stories of the moment is Mackenzie Davis (née Bezos) gifting tens of millions of dollars to numerous low-endowment colleges and universities, most specifically HBCUs. These gifts—$30 million to Winston-Salem State, […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education, Secondary Education

Struggling With Substance Use Recovery — and High School — in a Pandemic

December 28, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

At Archway Academy in Houston, which serves 50 high school students who are in recovery from substance use disorder, counseling sessions are essentially on-demand. Students can ask for support any time they feel a panic attack coming on, or if […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

What the pandemic relief and funding deals mean for colleges

December 22, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The relief package would be the second major funding infusion for colleges and universities during the pandemic. It follows the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, which passed in March and gave $14 billion directly to colleges, […]