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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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America’s Educational System Is an ‘Aristocracy Posing as a Meritocracy’

In this MarketWatch article, Jillian Berman explores whether the education system is a meritocracy. Berman cites the CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose” and quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale, who explains how report findings show it more closely resembles an aristocracy.

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Georgetown Study Explores Privilege and Race in Educational Outcomes

Pearl Stewart writes in Diverse Issues in Higher Ed about how socioeconomic disparities are at play for students as early as in kindergarten. Stewart cites the CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose” and quotes CEW Assistant Research Professor and Research Economist Megan Fasules.

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Eight Steps Economists Say Could Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess writes about ways the gender pay gap could be closed. Hess quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on what contributes to occupational segregation.

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Student Loan Rates Are Dropping. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Annie Nova writes in this CNBC article about how federal student loan rates are dropping. Nova cites the CEW report “The Economic Value of College Majors.”

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Future of Work-Study: How Colleges’ Role in Student Employment Is Changing

In this Education Dive article, James Paterson writes about how changing perceptions of the practical value of higher education is shifting colleges’ role in work-study. Paterson cites the CEW reports “Balancing Work and Learning” and “Learning While Earning: The New Normal.”

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How Can Higher Ed Bring Transparency to the Alternative Credential Marketplace?

In this Education Dive article, Natalie Schwartz writes about questions experts are asking about the increasingly popular alternative credential marketplace. Schwartz cites the CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs: High School, Middle Skills, and Bachelor’s Degree.”

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Female Candidates for President Still Face Bias in 2020

Shawn Zeller writes in Roll Call about research on the role of gender bias in American elections from the past few decades. Zeller cites the recent CEW report “May the Best Woman Win? Education and Bias Against Women in American Politics.”

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Gender Bias Is Brewing in the 2020 Democratic Primary. Here’s How.

This article in The Lily cites the recent CEW report “May the Best Woman Win? Education and Bias Against Women in American Politics” to evaluate the potential role of gender bias in the upcoming 2020 election.

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How Gender Bias Is Shaping the 2020 Democratic Primary

In this Washington Post analysis, Amber Phillips writes about the role that gender bias could play in the 2020 presidential election. Phillips cites the CEW report “May the Best Woman Win?: Education and Bias Against Women in American Politics.”

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American Students Have Changed Their Majors

Justin Fox writes in Bloomberg about students’ new college major preferences. Fox cites the CEW report “The Economic Value of College Majors.”

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An Inconvenient Truth: The Road to Retirement Means Working Longer

In this CNBC article, Stan Litow explains why many potential retirees can’t stop working. Litow cites the CEW report “Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018.”

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110,000 Washington Students a Year Will Get Money for College, Many a Free Ride

Katherine Long writes in the Seattle Times about the passage of a bill in Washington state to provide additional financial support for college students whose families make under the median income. Long quotes CEW Assistant Research Professor Jenna Sablan on how the legislation compares to “free college” programs in other states.

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State Chambers of Commerce Partner on ‘Work-Based Learning’

In this Education Dive article, Riia O’Donnell writes about a state network aiming to expand work-based learning. O’Donnell quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on the role of colleges and universities in skills training.

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Understanding Higher Ed’s Role in Workforce Education Partnerships

In this Education Dive article, Hallie Busta writes about how colleges and companies can work together to address the skills gap. Busta quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith about changing views of higher education.

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The Case for Education in Prison

In this op-ed, Arthur Rizer and Jesse Kelley make the case for educating incarcerated individuals who will eventually join the workforce. Rizer and Kelley cite the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”

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The Real College Scandal

In this New York Times op-ed, Richard D. Kahlenberg argues that the underfunding of community colleges is the real college scandal. Kahlenberg cites a recommendation for funding community colleges from the CEW report “Educational Adequacy in the Twenty-First Century.”

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Even in Strong Job Market, High-School Graduates Flock to College

In this Wall Street Journal article, Sarah Chaney and Michelle Hackman write about how higher education increasingly continues to attract students, despite ample job opportunities.

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As Decision Day Nears, Here’s What Attending a Top College Is Worth

In this CNBC article, Jessica Dickler offers prospective college students advice about the value of elite schools. Dickler cites the CEW report “The College Payoff” to explain the lifetime value of a college degree.

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