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Educational Stages, Higher Education

Va. Community College System Board Pressured by Governor

July 1, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The board of the Virginia Community College System agreed Wednesday to add a representative of Governor Glenn Youngkin’s administration to the search committee for a new chancellor. The move came after Youngkin told board members to include his administration in […]


Educational Forms, Higher Education

Government Funds Shielded Colleges From Extinction. In 2022, the Stakes Will Change.

December 17, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

At the start of what would soon be known around the world as the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders in the higher education industry began to fear the worst. Within days, colleges and universities around the nation announced their respective continuity-of-service plans […]


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The Government Is Paying Public School Parents Billions of Dollars to Keep Their Children Home

April 14, 2021

Via: Education Next

A puzzle of pandemic public opinion has been the hesitance of lower-income parents to return their children to in-person instruction. National polling from the University of Southern California has found parents with household income below $30,000 a year generally preferring […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

How Much Does the U.S. Spend on Edtech? No One Knows, and That’s a Problem

March 22, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

The U.S. edtech industry is massive. By our estimate, startups and companies raised upward of $2.2 billion in 2020 alone. Yet, curiously, the amount districts, states and the federal government spend on these products each year is something of an […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

On for-profits’ horizon: more regulatory uncertainty, closures

January 31, 2019

Via: Education Dive

When it comes to regulating for-profit colleges, Steve Gunderson, who heads the sector’s leading trade group, and the Center for American Progress’ Ben Miller disagree on a lot. But they are of the same mind on one thing: Regulatory “ping […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors, Advocacy Group Says

November 1, 2018

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

At a time of economic growth, low unemployment, and high demand for workers, a survey released on Thursday suggests that at least some student-loan debtors are not seeing that rosy scenario. The survey, conducted by Student Debt Crisis, an advocacy […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

What’s the best way to fix higher ed funding?

November 18, 2016

Via: Education Dive

Traditionally, the federal government has partnered with states and families to cover the cost of higher education. Tuition has gone up significantly in recent years and state funding has dropped. Louisiana has been singled out as the worst in the […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Government to Forgive $171 Million in Student Loan Debt

July 6, 2016

Via: Education News

Mounting student debt is not a new topic in the United States, but the government footing the bill is — and for former students of the now obsolete Corinthian Colleges Inc., a total of $171 million in student debt will […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

U.S. Proposes Easier Path to Debt Relief for Defrauded Students

June 14, 2016

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Student-loan borrowers who are defrauded by their colleges could soon find it easier to get their debt forgiven and to sue their colleges for wrongdoing, under a proposed rule that the Education Department is set to issue on Thursday. The […]


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ED Hosts First-Ever Educator Equity Lab

April 12, 2016

Via: ED.gov Blog

The first-ever Educator Equity Lab was held on March 29th at Jackson State University in Mississippi, where more than one hundred education stakeholders made commitments to ensuring equal access to excellent teachers for the state’s students of color and students […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

Government to Reveal Colleges With Title IX Waivers

January 22, 2016

Via: NY Times

The Department of Education said on Wednesday that it would create a searchable database that reveals the names of colleges and universities that have received exemptions on religious grounds from federal civil rights protections. The move followed an outcry from […]