Tag: economy

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

What the Debt Ceiling Debate Means for Higher Ed

September 28, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

At the same time that Congress is trying to keep the federal government from shutting down at the end of this week, it’s also facing a deadline to keep the United States from defaulting on its loans — a never-before-seen […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

Biden proposes free community college in $1.8 trillion plan

April 28, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

President Biden on Wednesday proposed a plan to make good on his promise for free community college — and much more for higher education. Included in his American Families Plan is: $109 billion for two years of free community college […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

How a student-loved technology helps a university with financial aid

January 19, 2018

Via: eCampus News

In 2014, Western Union made a surprising discovery when surveying millennials about their financial habits: More than 20 percent of them had never written a check. This may seem unusual to those of us from older generations. After all, many […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Fewer Deals, More Money: U.S. Edtech Funding Rebounds With $1.2 Billion in 2017

January 5, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

Is education technology investing back on track? Are investors still eager to put their money in education startups? The answers depend on who you ask. After a lull in 2016, venture activity for U.S.-based edtech startups in 2017 saw a […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Financial woes continue to plague colleges of all sizes

September 5, 2017

Via: Education Dive

There are numerous potential options for school leaders to consider in the face of growing deficits and declining enrollment. Many small universities are reconsidering their mission to expand the number of potential enrollees. Small, selective colleges with sterling reputations may […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

What if the Treasury Dept. Handled Student Loans?

June 1, 2017

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

The departure last week of James W. Runcie, who was chief operating officer of the Federal Student Aid office in the U.S. Education Department, sparked headlines — but one paragraph in his resignation letter flew relatively under the radar. Mr. […]


Education Dept must improve grant oversight

May 19, 2017

Via: Education Week

A government study has found that the Department of Education did not properly monitor and document $21 million in grants in 2012-2014. The report by the Government Accountability Office published Thursday looks at 75 awards to individual grantees. Read More […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

Economist suggests Ed Dept credentialing as college cost cure

September 7, 2016

Via: Education Dive

Salerno’s is a novel idea that accompanies the federal government’s existing approach to determining who earns degrees and which schools grant them. If you are poor and cannot afford to pay back federal loans for four-year education, the DOE essentially […]