Financial Crisis

News about the effect of the financial crisis on education, including articles, Commentaries, and special features. This page is no longer actively updated.

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What Is Driving the Student-Debt Crisis?

To slow skyrocketing higher education debt, colleges and universities must have "skin" in the student-loan game, writes Donald M. Feuerstein. (January 19, 2016)

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This Spotlight brings together the latest information and analysis on the federal economic-stimulus package.

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Education's New Economic Reality
In this 2011 chat, experts discussed the impact of the ‘Great Recession’ on schools.

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Quality Counts 2011
This report examined both the lingering concerns the about the economic recovery, and opportunities for innovation despite depleted budgets.

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Several states this year sought to replace their funding formulas, a monumental fiscal and political feat, but only a handful of legislatures have been able to get proposals to their governors' desks.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Closed for nearly two months, nearly all campuses for Bay County’s schools were damaged in some way. When most of the schools reopened—four were permanently shuttered—the district found more than 4,000 students never came back.
June 13, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Over two years, 27 communities have split from their home districts, and the new districts are mostly wealthier, whiter, and more property-rich than the ones left behind.
April 26, 2019 – Education Week
The state's highest court is weighing the "adequacy" of the Kansas school funding system and previously ruled that the system is inequitable.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
March 9, 2016 – Education Week
To slow skyrocketing higher education debt, colleges and universities must have "skin" in the student-loan game, writes Donald M. Feuerstein.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
After miscalculating expected revenues, lawmakers in a number of mineral-dependent states are preparing to debate alternative sources of funding for state school aid.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
December 9, 2015 – Education Week
Amid some growing pains for its new full-day prekindergarten program, the city has ramped up outreach efforts and more than tripled the number of seats from two years ago.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week
Massive changes to the profession, coupled with budget woes, appear to be shaking the image of teaching as a stable, engaging career, with data showing that enrollments in university teacher-preparation programs have been declining.
October 22, 2014 – Education Week

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