In this Hechinger Report article, Delece Smith-Barrow writes about the drawbacks of working a low, hourly wage job while in college, which low-income students do more often than their peers. Smith-Barrow cites the Georgetown CEW report “Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students,” in her article.
In this Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, Becca J. G. Goodwin writes about opportunities for college graduates in a tight labor market.
In this MarketWatch article, Jillian Berman writes about how low-income college students are more likely to work longer hours while enrolled than their higher-income peers. Berman cites the new Georgetown CEW report, “Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students,” in her article.
Nearly 70 percent of college students work while enrolled, but while working and studying generally helps students from higher income families, low-income students face steeper challenges in combining work and learning.
Now more than ever, postsecondary education is a key pathway to economic independence. Before the 1980s, two-thirds of jobs required a high school education or less. Now, the same share of jobs requires at least some college. But just as postsecondary education has become more valuable, it has also become more expensive. At four-year public colleges and universities, tuition and…
In this Diverse Issues in Higher Education article, LaMont Jones writes about a new report on college-attainment gaps in Colorado. Jones pulls from the report, “Rocky Mountain Divide: Lifting Latinos and Closing Equity Gaps in Colorado” from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
In this MoneyWise article, Esther Trattner lists the best states to find a job without a bachelor’s degree. Trattner cites the Georgetown CEW report, “Good Jobs That Pay without a BA,” in her article.
In this Inside Higher Ed article, Elisabeth Barnett, Jennifer Zinth, and John Squires write about the impact of college readiness courses offered through partnerships between high schools and colleges. The authors pull from the report, “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020” from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
Colorado, one of nine states with more than one million Latinos, is one of the most-educated states in the country. Fifty-six percent of adults have a high-quality certificate, associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or higher. Yet, Latinos are not sharing equally in the good fortune.