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Educational Stages, Secondary Education

4 priorities for K-12 in Biden’s first State of the Union address

March 3, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

As President Joe Biden addressed the nation Tuesday night in his first State of the Union speech, he briefly touched on several K-12 initiatives, including improving children’s mental health, expanding early childhood education and addressing pandemic-related learning loss. It is […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?

April 2, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

When she was in the classroom, Jenny Herrera remembers feeling resentful whenever the school principal would email teachers telling them they needed to stay after school to give feedback to edtech companies. What they got in return? Muffins. “I don’t […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Should public universities privatize given state budget constraints?

March 30, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The collapse of state funding for higher education institutions has been a topic of discussion for at least the past decade. The State Higher Education Executive Officers organization reports that in 2008, government appropriations for full-time equivalent students fell to […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Education commissioner: Budget cuts will hit schools hard

February 1, 2018

Via: Education Week

Kentucky’s education commissioner says proposed state budget cuts will hit school districts hard and could leave the most hard-pressed districts broke. Commissioner Stephen Pruitt told a House budget subcommittee Wednesday that some districts are operating “paycheck to paycheck.” Pruitt later […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

4 ways schools can combat Trump’s ed budget cuts

January 2, 2018

Via: eSchool News

The Trump Administration’s 2017 and 2018 education budget proposes some drastic cuts, most notably, the elimination of the $2.3 billion Title II-A (ESEA) funding and $1.2 billion 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. According to the administration, ESEA funding and […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could affect K-12 education

December 22, 2017

Via: Education Dive

The K-12 sector should brace for change. The 30-plus-year drought since the last tax code overhaul is over now that President Donald Trump has signed Congress’ Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. The bill slashes the corporate tax rate […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Senate Bill Boosts Maximum Pell Grant

September 7, 2017

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Senate appropriations committee will consider Thursday a spending package that boosts the maximum value of the Pell Grant by 1.7 percent, using funds from the program’s reserves. The spending package — part of a bill funding the Departments of Labor, […]


News

Sweeping education bill expands Florida charters

August 28, 2017

Via: AFT News

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on June 15 signed a sweeping education bill that offers more money to charter schools, expands a teacher bonus program and eases some testing requirements. Critics already are promising changes to the 278-page bill, a collection […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Colleges are becoming less economically diverse

June 1, 2017

Via: Education Dive

Colleges and universities have been slashing budgets due to declining state funding, as well as decreased enrollment and lower tuition revenue, for several years, but many institutions, particularly private, selective schools, are taking in lower rates of Pell Grant students […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Graduating? Here’s What to Know About Your Student Loans

May 30, 2017

Via: NY Times

Whether the speaker at your college graduation is the Apple chief executive Tim Cook (M.I.T.) or the actress Eva Longoria (Knox College), the event signals the end of your undergraduate career — and moves you that much closer to having […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

A Guide to Staying on Top of Your Student Loan

May 22, 2017

Via: NY Times

Good advice about student loans can be hard to find: Repayment options can be overwhelming, colleges don’t provide great counseling and loan collectors can be bad actors. That’s why The New York Times has collected some of the best tips, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Want to save your district $3 billion on edtech?

May 17, 2017

Via: eSchool News

School districts are routinely being overcharged by at least $3 billion on ed-tech products, including hardware and software, each year–the equivalent of 54,000 first-year teacher salaries, according to a new study from the Technology for Education Consortium (TEC). The study […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

2017 Budget Deal Defers Fierce Fights Over K-12 Funding

May 10, 2017

Via: Education Week

Despite talk of significant education budget cuts on the horizon under President Donald Trump, the agreement reached in Congress for the rest of the federal spending year provides increased funding to the two largest programs for public schools at the […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Online public school founder admits to $8M in tax fraud

August 29, 2016

Via: Education Week

The founder and former CEO of an online public school that educates thousands of Pennsylvania students pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal tax fraud, acknowledging he siphoned more than $8 million from The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School through for-profit and nonprofit […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Oregon looks to increase higher ed spending

August 16, 2016

Via: Education Dive

Oregon officials are taking a bold step with unanimous support for dramatically increased budget requests, but it will ultimately come down to how much money is available for the governor to allocate, and if that money is too little, too […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Ed-tech hardware spending increases by 7 percent

August 11, 2016

Via: eSchool News

Futuresource Consulting has published its annual strategic technology in education report, delivering a comprehensive view of the global education landscape. “Total universe spending in the global education technology hardware market in 2015 increased 7 percent to $15 billion from 2014,” […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Consumer Reports tackles student debt and offers help

July 1, 2016

Via: AFT News

“I feel I kind of ruined my life by going to college.” That’s just one of the revealing reactions to student debt recently published in a mix of statistics, personal stories and tools to help individuals manage their student loans. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Michigan’s Snyder Signs Increased Education Budget

June 30, 2016

Via: Education News

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed a $16 billion budget that covers K-12 education, community colleges, and the state’s 15 public universities. The budget gained bipartisan support in the state legislature, but it aroused the skepticism of some who are […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

CA Dept of Education: Los Angeles Schools Spent Improperly

June 10, 2016

Via: Education News

Los Angeles Unified school district has been ordered by state officials to redirect their spending of hundreds of millions of dollars in an effort to bring aid to those students who would most benefit from extra academic help. In a […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Universities generate $958M in economic activity in Detroit

June 3, 2016

Via: Education Week

The leaders of Michigan’s three major research universities said Thursday that Detroit is pivotal to their missions, unveiling a study showing their research cluster generated $958 million in economic activity in the city last year and directly employed more than […]