Policy, Trends, Reform and Law

Teacher Shortages Persist in the U.S. (Source; The Atlantic and OPE, Sept 2015)

Teacher Shortages – A closer look at the numbers
While the country’s teaching force is certainly dealing with a staffing problem, a closer look at the numbers shows that shortages are centered in particular subject areas and geographic areas. In fact, there may be too many certified teachers in some fields, such as early-childhood education.  See the whole article at The Atlantic.

Then look over to the U.S. Dep of Education and Post Secondary Office for data on the subject.

 

 

Report: May 2015

State funding cuts threaten student access (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, May 2015)

From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities comes a new report that examines the recent trend of states cutting funding to higher education. Looking to the relationship to recession trends and the response by universities to drive up tuition, the reports concludes on the impact of such funding cuts on students and families.  Find the report here. 

 

Data: May 2015

Trends in College Pricing (Source; CollegeBoard, May 2015)

The latest data for the 2014-15 for In-State Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions by State and Five-Year Percentage Change, as analyzed by CollegeBoard.com.

Find the article and data here.

 

Report: November 2015

New Report Explores the Trends in State Financial Aid. ( Source: ECS, November 2014)

Exploring the Trends within State Financial Aid.
States take a wide variety of approaches in making investments in postsecondary financial aid. A new report from the Education Commision of the States reviews several trends in state financial aid programs enacted through state legislatures in the 2013 and 2014 sessions

Find the full report here.

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