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Students’ chances of attaining a postsecondary degree vary by race and ethnicity. Whites and Asians are more likely than Blacks and Latinos with similar test scores to earn a #college degree by their mid-20s. See more: bit.ly/2H5zlP6 #CEWequity

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On average, private, 4-year research institutions spend 5 times as much per student annually than community colleges. Read more: nyti.ms/2Jb6IBk @NYTimes @RickKahlenberg

.@HallieBusta explains how colleges and employers are working together to address the current #skillsgap. Read more: bit.ly/2Vl46Z2 @EdDiveHigherEd

Given the tight labor market, some employers in the #serviceindustry are lowering their entry-level requirements and spending more time and money on training new hires. Read more: bit.ly/2XzPy4s @BNNBloomberg @shellykhagan

“To succeed in America, it’s better to be born rich than smart.” - Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale #CEWequity

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Washington state’s sweeping #highered bill could help about 110K low- to median-income students pay for college. @katherinelong explains: bit.ly/2LtYs2i @Seattletimes #freecollege

Are you looking for a well-paying #job that doesn’t require a college degree? @Portereduardo says searching outside major US cities is probably your best bet. Read more: nyti.ms/2VLKbBT @NYTimes

The job market is looking up for college graduates from the #Classof2019, but they also have a few things to consider when taking their first job—including paying off #studentloans. Read: on.mktw.net/2JlfaPo @JillianBerman @MarketWatch

Report Notes Trends Related to Race, Class and Educational Attainment

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Scott Jaschik writes about the recent CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.” Jaschik highlights the finding that even disadvantaged, academically talented students have a lower chance of success than their less talented, advantaged peers.

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7 Out of 10 Wealthy Kindergarten Students With Low Test Scores Were Affluent by Age 25, Study Finds

Erin Richards writes in USA Today about how nature and nurture affect children’s academic and career outcomes. Richards covers the CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose” and quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale.

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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