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Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

U.S. Department of Education Announces Nearly $5.8 Million of Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Funding for West Virginia as Part of Continued Efforts to Address Youth Mental Health Crisis

September 14, 2022

Via: U.S. Department of Education

As our nation’s children and youth head back to school, the Biden-Harris Administration remains committed to supporting their mental health needs. Even before the pandemic, rates of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts among youth were on the rise. The pandemic […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Ed Dept prioritizes school mental health staff expansion in funding distribution

August 2, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

The priorities for the grant funding, which has not yet been distributed, come just a few days after the Biden administration announced the two programs on Friday. “The Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic brought on challenges for children and […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

How schools can improve infrastructure and air quality as masks come off

March 25, 2022

Via: eSchool News

As the CDC shifts its recommendations and schoolchildren are no longer required to wear masks in many parts of the country, questions remain about how aging school infrastructure can support the health and safety needs–including air quality–that accompany reduced precautions. […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Public research universities adopted high-tuition, high-aid model, study finds

March 15, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Historically, public colleges were more affordable than private nonprofit colleges no matter a student’s wealth, as states subsidized these institutions and kept tuition rates down. However, public institutions’ funding streams have changed, notes the NBER paper, which was written by […]


News

Policy experts: Funding, support for teacher prep programs critical to fix shortages

January 27, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

The current proposals to address teacher shortages through pending legislation can help raise teacher morale even when the policy solutions can’t be enacted in the moment, Darling-Hammond said. In California, teacher education enrollment has increased this year because the state […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Schools, at halftime, need to put funding into play for the second half of the year

January 10, 2022

Via: eSchool News

As we enter into another winter season living with the pandemic, special education services are not where schools hoped they would be, with many feeling that they are still falling behind rather than beginning to catch up. New York City […]


News

3 reasons E-rate funding remains critical for school internet access

December 9, 2021

Via: eSchool News

The federal E-rate program remains a vital and trusted funding source to bring “mission-critical” internet access to schools and libraries, according to an annual report tracking trends and developments related to the federal funding stream. The 2021 E-rate Trends Report, […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

How Congress can move the needle on college completion

October 27, 2021

Via: Higher Ed Dive

If ever there has been a moment to talk about college completion, it’s now, as Congress considers a first-of-its-kind grant fund for retention and completion initiatives. A College Completion Fund would be a landmark federal investment in getting students across […]


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

Virginia higher ed funding is inequitable and needs reform, report says

July 21, 2021

Via: Education Dive

The report highlights problems that have long plagued colleges but the pandemic brought into focus, including anemic state higher ed funding and whether public financial aid programs efficiently target students who most need them. Too often, schools that receive large […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Appropriations Committee Approves Higher Education Funding Bill

July 16, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The House Appropriations Committee approved a bill Thursday that includes nearly $31 billion in total higher education funding for fiscal year 2022. The bill, which primarily includes Democratic priorities and aligns closely with President Biden’s budget proposal, was approved by […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Grace College Offers Free Tuition to Low-Income Students

June 23, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Grace College, a private Christian institution in Indiana, will offer free tuition to eligible low-income students in the state starting in the fall, according to an announcement by the college Monday. Incoming students will qualify for the funding if they […]


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 […]


News

4 ways our district finds educational opportunities during the pandemic

April 26, 2021

Via: eSchool News

The pandemic has created plenty of seemingly insurmountable challenges, but it has also presented amazing opportunities for school districts. Maybe the opportunity is the chance (or the necessity!) to try new tools that may have been too risky or training-intensive […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Biden’s $103B budget proposal for the Ed Dept would boost Pell, MSI funding

April 9, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Despite the proposed spending increase, Biden’s Pell proposal is likely to disappoint advocates who have pressed federal officials to double the maximum award amount. Nearly 1,200 groups wrote to Congress recently calling on lawmakers to do so. This is a […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

$12 Billion, Community Colleges and Online Learning Infrastructure

April 5, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Matt (who I still think of as Dean Dad – do you?) argues that federal money for community colleges should be allocated with an eye towards long-term financial sustainability. He asks that we think not only in terms of immediate […]


News

5 fun education grants and contests for schools

March 15, 2021

Via: eSchool News

The past year has been unexpected and unpredictable, to say the least. But one thing has remained constant: Schools need funding to elevate students’ learning experiences, and education grants are key in that process. Solving health challenges, strengthening financial literacy, […]


Education Tech, News

Osmo Announces $2,000 Mini-Grants to Outfit Classrooms with Osmo’s Award-Winning Educational Technology

March 2, 2021

Via: eSchool News

Osmo for Schools, in partnership with Osmo Cares, the charitable arm of award-winning STEAM brand Osmo, announces one-time mini-grants consisting of $2000 worth of Osmo for Schools’ educational technology. A total of 20 in-kind mini-grants will be awarded to schools […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

State funding prospects dim as public colleges head into budget season

February 10, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Even before COVID-19 struck the University of Vermont, Suresh Garimella, its president, knew the institution faced serious financial pressures that needed to be addressed. The number of high school seniors in the state was expected to decline, reducing one of […]


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 […]