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Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Dartmouth B-School Receives $52.1 Million Gift

July 8, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business on Thursday announced the largest gift commitment in the school’s history — a $52.1 million anonymous pledge to endow a recurring summit that convenes global leaders from the private and public sectors, academic researchers […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Pandemic compounds swelling campus maintenance backlogs, report says

March 3, 2021

Via: Education Dive

The investment needed to address facilities renewal and maintenance backlogs reached $106 per gross square foot in 2019, according to the report. This figure has steadily ticked up since 2007 and is expected to accelerate in the near future as […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Will more public colleges freeze tuition for next year?

January 28, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Newsom’s budget proposal increases base funding to Cal State by 3%, as well as injects $255 million into the system for several initiatives, including deferred maintenance and emergency student aid. The extra funding, however, comes with the expectation that the […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

S&P Issues 4th Straight Negative Outlook for U.S. Higher Ed

January 22, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

S&P Global Ratings is keeping in place a negative outlook on the U.S. not-for-profit higher education sector’s bond rating stability for the fourth straight year and also has a negative outlook for universities it rates outside the country. The ratings […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Biden to Extend Pause on Student Loan Payments

January 11, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

As expected, President-elect Joe Biden will, upon taking office Jan. 20, instruct the Education Department to continue the pause excusing student loan borrowers from making payments, a top economic adviser in the incoming administration said. David Kamin, who will be […]


News

Survey: Students Are Anxious but Not Seeking Colleges’ Help

November 3, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Though 56 percent of students say they are “very” or “somewhat” anxious about the coronavirus pandemic, a majority of them have not used mental health support services at their colleges, according to a new survey report released by NASPA: Student […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Report: First-Year Earnings Vary by Degree Program

October 14, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

College graduates with an associate’s degree in nursing from Santa Rosa Junior College in California make more money than graduates from some programs at Harvard University, a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce shows. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

COVID-19 survey: Districts have basics, but finances and politics remain hurdles

October 12, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Few administrators felt prepared for the coronavirus pandemic that shut down schools in the spring, although many said they felt most prepared to equip students with laptops or tablets and to provide meals and other essential resources for families in […]


News

The wheels come off the school bus industry

August 31, 2020

Via: NY Times

School buses are the nation’s largest single form of mass transportation. But during the coronavirus pandemic, the C.D.C. recommends they operate at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. One New Jersey district has decreased average capacity to 22 students […]


News

Do students want to return to campus during a COVID-19 surge?

August 31, 2020

Via: eCampus News

For college students and their families, a big question looms as to how schools will balance safety with education quality. But even as the fall semester approaches, the number of coronavirus cases is rising. How does the change in COVID-19 […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Funds tied to reopening ‘frustrating’ educators, likely to be challenged

July 31, 2020

Via: Education Dive

A Republican Senate appropriations bill unveiled this week — dubbed the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act — would provide $70 billion for schools as part of the latest COVID-19 relief package. But nearly two-thirds of that […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Few colleges are setting clear benchmarks for closing campuses

July 30, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The trickle has become a flood. Many colleges that initially intended to reopen their campuses have, in recent weeks, accepted the reality of a largely virtual fall. Some administrators are still holding out hope for a more traditional academic year, […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Revisiting Blended Learning Principles, With School Plans in Limbo

July 20, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

This fall, some school buildings may be open again, but things won’t be back to normal. In all likelihood, students will have to come to campuses part-time in shifts, which creates a whole host of challenges for schools as they […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Higher ed layoffs and program cuts signal hard times ahead

July 17, 2020

Via: AFT News

As if their struggles for adequate funding were not already challenging enough, public colleges and universities have seen the strain on their budgets increase exponentially due to the coronavirus pandemic. The result? Many are turning to faculty and staff layoffs, […]


News

Students at risk as college fires all its counselors

July 13, 2020

Via: AFT News

Students at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., are struggling with changes due to the coronavirus pandemic: wondering whether they should sign up for classes next semester, what “class” will look like, whether they have the online equipment they’ll need […]


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Educators succeed in removing police from Minneapolis schools

June 5, 2020

Via: AFT News

On June 2, the Minneapolis Board of Education passed a resolution that would end its business relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department. The action came the week after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

All states now approved for emergency education funding

June 4, 2020

Via: Education Dive

It was close, but all 50 states and the District of Columbia have applied and been approved for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund — a relatively small block grant within the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Colleges faced with whether to increase endowment spending as finances grow more dire

May 22, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Yale Endowment Justice Coalition is calling for Yale University to help ease the economic burden of the pandemic on students, faculty, staff and the surrounding city of New Haven, Conn. The group of students and New Haven residents is […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Where did all the for-profit college commercials go?

May 21, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The report’s authors identify a correlation between a decade-long surge in for-profit enrollment and ad spending in the early 2000s. For-profit institutions tried to boost advertising to save their bruised reputations amid heightened scrutiny of the sector between 2010 and […]


News

Education support staff worldwide face pandemic

May 20, 2020

Via: AFT News

In anticipation of the third annual World Educational Support Personnel Day, the AFT’s school and college support staff joined their peers from around the world to celebrate the work they do and describe the challenges they face amid the coronavirus […]