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The rise in emerging technologies is transforming the US economy. Learn how colleges are adapting to #workforce development mandates. bit.ly/2PNA4cN @EducationDive

2 new reports from @Iheptweets and @NewAmerica show that public universities are less accessible to minority students and less affordable for low-income students. Read: bit.ly/2JSOFP1 @AshASmithNews

In 1980, young adults used to be financially independent by age 26. Now they don’t reach the same point until after age 30. Learn more: bit.ly/2Q2g6s2 #CEWcelebrates10

To keep up with today’s economy and workforce, #communitycolleges and other #highered institutions need to be focused on student success. @AllanGolston explains: bit.ly/2QwUioq

The strong US #economy is affecting the construction industry in 2 ways: the boom is boosting spending from consumers who have more cash on hand, but it's also exacerbating the industry's growing inability to fill jobs. cnb.cx/2DvQ3qk @CNBC @KateRogers

Stay tuned for a new #CEWrelease this week about equity issues in #highered. #CEWequity

test Twitter Media - Stay tuned for a new #CEWrelease this week about equity issues in #highered. #CEWequity https://t.co/Jf42TJqi2Q

Over 70% of low-income working learners work 15 hours or more a week, which can be detrimental to attaining good grades. bit.ly/2PyaUMA #CEWequity

Today’s average college student isn’t a newly minted high school grad. Working adults comprise 40% of US undergrads. bit.ly/2NnDwph @kellyotter @hechingerreport

Balancing school and work puts a lot of pressure on #college students from low-income families. Learn more: bit.ly/2PyaUMA #CEWequity

Labor shortages in the #construction industry can lead to lucrative career paths for those without a college degree. @JimNewsMorrison explains: bit.ly/2Ms965v @Forbes

Blue-Collar Men Are Riding America’s Economic Wave. Women? Not So Much.

In this Washington Post article, Danielle Paquette writes about how men continue to dominate the better-paying fields for high school degree-holders — and how women remain left out. Paquette cites the Georgetown CEW report “Three Education Pathways to Good Jobs: High School, Middle Skills, and Bachelor’s Degree.”

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5 Times Going Into Debt Makes Sense

In this U.S. News article, Maryalene LaPonsie writes about the five ways debt can be leveraged to make money. LaPonsie cites the Georgetown CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs: High School, Middle Skills, and Bachelor’s Degree.”

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The only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college.

Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor