Financial sustainability in higher education: Challenges and solutions

The higher-ed industry was experiencing an era of uncertainty and change, even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Background complexities of a changing educational landscape, enrollment fluctuations, and shifting funding resources, now combined with substantial uncertainties about the shape of future operations, make long-term financial sustainability a marked concern. Here are some of the […]

As budget cuts loom, sustaining the arts is among K-12 challenges

Dive Brief: Ingenuity, which examines arts education in Chicago Public Schools, found a 97% increase in regular access to arts education over seven years as of the 2018-19 school year, the group wrote in its annual progress report. Still, 35% of students,...

1:1 programs ‘on steroids’ bring challenges for school districts

The Austin Independent School District in Texas spent three years on a 1:1 initiative to get tech devices into the hands of every student in grades 8-12. But on March 13, when the coronavirus pandemic forced its schools to shift from in-person classes to remote...

Rural schools wrestle with infrastructure challenges during reopening

As the White House faces criticism for a push to return to in-person instruction and a reopening debate splits the nation, some rural schools remain poised to welcome students back to brick-and-mortar settings this month.  “Some places have not many cases at all and...