In The News

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For The First Time, Women Are The College-Educated Workforce Majority

In this radio interview, Meghna Chakrabarti and Stefano Kotsonis discuss women’s advancement in the workforce, and the progress that still remains to be seen, with CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith.

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Questioning Their Fairness, A Record Number of Colleges Stop Requiring the SAT and ACT

In this article for the Hechinger Report, Alina Tugend discusses certain schools’ choice to be test-optional, and the reasons behind this decision. Tugend cites CEW report “SAT-Only Admission: How Would It Change College Campuses?”

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Making Elite Colleges White Again

In this Hechinger Report article, Andre Perry writes about how fighting affirmative action in higher education only preserves a tradition of white privilege at elite institutions. Perry cites the CEW report “Separate and Unequal” to discuss the differences in enrollment at post-secondary institutions by race.    

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New Report Explores How State Policy Impacts Access to Higher Education

In this Diverse Issues in Higher Education article, Sara Weissman writes about how state investment in colleges and universities alone isn’t enough to make higher education accessible. Weissman quotes CEW Associate Director of Editorial and Postsecondary Policy Martin Van Der Werf.

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Congress’s $2 billion to community colleges worth it or not?

Mary Alice McCarthy writes about federal investment in community colleges in this article for The Hill. McCarthy cites the CEW report “America’s Divided Recovery” to discuss changes in the job market since the Great Recession.

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Women Are Slowly Pursuing More High-Paying Degrees, But the Pay Gap Remains, Says New Research

Abigail Hess writes the gender pay gap in this CNBC article. Hess cites the CEW report “Women Can’t Win” and quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith and CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale to discuss the lag in women’s earnings compared to their educational progress.

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Rich Students Get Better SAT Scores—Here’s Why

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess writes about how income plays a role when it comes to students’ SAT scores. Hess cites CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.”

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51% of Young Americans Support Tuition-Free Public College

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess discusses a survey revealing how young Americans feel about the rising costs of higher education. Hess cites CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”

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The Students Disappearing Fastest From American Campuses? Middle-Class Ones

In this Hechinger Report article, Jon Marcus discusses how the share middle-class students have in college enrollment is shrinking, as they are replaced by lower and higher-income students. Marcus quotes CEW Research Director Jeff Strohl on the vicious cycle that occurs when middle-class families struggle to pay for higher education as the workforce demands upskilling.

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More Women Think They’ll Be Working Well Into Traditional Retirement Years

Martha C. White writes for CNBC about why more women now plan to work beyond traditional retirement years. White quotes CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl.

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Is Meritocracy Making Everyone Miserable?

In this article for the New Yorker, Louis Menand talks about how the education system perpetuates class divisions and often benefits the already privileged. Menand cites the CEW report “Separate and Unequal.”

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7 Ways to Reduce College Costs

In this article for Forbes, Ron Carson discusses the value of a bachelor’s degree and how to manage rising college costs. Carson cites the CEW report “Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers.”

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10 College Majors With the Best Starting Salaries

In this article for U.S. News and World Report, Darian Somers and Josh Moody list the fields of study that lead to the highest starting salaries. Somers and Moody cite CEW report “The College Payoff.”

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Half of Student Loan Borrowers Worry They’ll Be in Debt Forever, Study Finds

In this CNBC article, Annie Nova writes about the exponential growth of student debt and the subsequent fears of student borrowers. Nova cites the CEW report “The Economic Value of College Majors.”

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Just 1 in 3 Americans Satisfied with Higher Ed, Report Finds

In this Education Dive article, Natalie Schwartz discusses the problems that have led to Americans’ dissatisfaction with the higher education system. Schwartz cites the CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs.”

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Debate Surrounds College Board’s Adversity Score Replacement

Sara Weissman writes for Diverse Issues in Higher Ed about the College Board’s decision to replace its “adversity score” with Landscape, which aims to provide a picture of students’ socioeconomic backgrounds. Weissman quotes Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on the low impact Landscape will have on the college admissions system.

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College Board Drops Plans for SAT Student Adversity Scores

Doug Belkin writes for the Wall Street Journal about the College Board’s decision to replace the Environmental Context Dashboard with Landscape, in attempt to provide context about students’ social and economic backgrounds. Belkin cites the CEW report “SAT-Only Admissions” to explain the role that the test plays in college admissions.

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College Board Revises Plans for a Single ‘Adversity Score,’ Designed to Level the Playing Field for Low-income Students

In this MarketWatch article, Quentin Fottrell and Jillian Berman explore the implications of the College Board’s decision to not use an adversity score, but rather a contextual dashboard, to level the playing field in admissions. Fottrell and Berman quote CEW Research Director Jeff Strohl.

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College Board Retreats on Plan for Single ‘Adversity’ Rating to Go with SAT Score

In this Washington Post article, Nick Anderson discusses the College Board’s decision to abandon the addition of an “adversity score” to students’ SAT scores. Anderson quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on the elitism within the college admissions system and the College Board’s role in upholding it.

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IDEA Understands That College Is the New High School — For the Texas Charter Network That Means Making It Attainable for Everyone

In this article for The 74, Richard Whitmire excerpts his book about how bachelor’s degrees have the potential to transform the United States workforce. Whitmire cites CEW’s report “Learning While Earning” and quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale and CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith.

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