In The News

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This War Veteran, and Adult Learner, Set an Example — in the 16th Century

In this Hechinger Report opinion piece, Kelly Otter and Pete Wheelan write about St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Jesuits’ commitment to education. Otter and Wheelan cite the Georgetown CEW report “The Undereducated American.”

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Affirmative Action Should Be Based on Class, not Race

In this Economist essay, Richard Kahlenberg writes that affirmative action should be based on class rather than race. Kahlenberg cites the Georgetown CEW report “Separate and Unequal” and quotes Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale, Director of the CEW.

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Four Ways Parents (and Their Students) Can Avoid the College Debt Trap

In this PBS News Hour article, Beth Kobliner writes about ways parents and students can plan to avoid significant college loans. Kobliner cites the Georgetown CEW report, “The College Payoff.”

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Ten Jobs That Are Safe From Robots

In this Hechinger Report article, Sarah Gonser writes about the predicted effects of automation on employment, highlighting the skills that will remain valuable. Gonser quotes Megan Fasules, Research Economist at the Georgetown CEW.

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Hispanics Believe in the American Dream, Even When Denied to Them

In this Houston Chronicle column, Esther Cepeda writes about how high costs and other barriers to college make it difficult for Hispanics to achieve the American dream. Cepeda cites the Georgetown CEW report, “Latino Education and Economic Progress: Running Faster But Still Behind.”

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To Retrain or Hire? That Is the Tech Talent Question

In this Wall Street Journal article, Gary Beach writes about the various ways technology companies are approaching the challenge of ensuring their workers are sufficiently trained. Beach quotes Anthony P. Carnevale, Director of  Georgetown CEW.

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8 College Majors With Great Job Prospects

In this U.S. news article, Stacey Colino writes about eight college majors that lead to strong job prospects after graduation. Colino quotes Jeff Strohl, Director of Research at Georgetown CEW, and cites the CEW report “The Economic Value of College Majors.”

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The Importance of a College Education

In this Chicago Tribune op-ed, Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler writes about the importance of college for success in the working world, despite its cost. Heckler cites the Georgetown CEW report “The College Payoff.”

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Princeton, Williams Top 2019 Best College Rankings

In this U.S. News article, Farran Powell writes about the release of the 2019 U.S. News Best College rankings. Powell cites the report “Five Rules of the College and Career Game” from Georgetown CEW.

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How to Choose a College Major With Student Loan Debt in Mind

In this AP News article, Anna Helhoski writes about what students can look for in a major to be able to pay off their loans after graduation. Helhoski cites the report “The Economic Value of College Majors” from Georgetown CEW.

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Rethink College Rankings and Focus on Helping More Attain a College Credential

In this op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle, Eloy Ortiz Oakley writes about the downsides of the college ranking system and promotes the importance of degree attainment. Ortiz Oakley cites the report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020” from the Georgetown CEW.

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Women Earn More College Degrees and Men Still Earn More Money

In this Forbes piece, University of California President Janet Napolitano writes about why women earn less than men, despite earning more degrees. Napolitano cites the Georgetown CEW report “Women Can’t Win.”

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Choose First Job Wisely or Earn Less Later

In this Voice of American article, Pete Musto writes about how graduates who underearn in their first job may continue earning less later in their lives. Musto quotes Nicole Smith, Research Professor and Chief Economist at Georgetown CEW.

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Companies Ramp Up Worker-Retraining Efforts

In this Wall Street Journal article, Austen Hufford writes about how some companies are investing in retraining their workers. Hufford quotes Jeffrey Strohl, Research Professor and Director of Research at Georgetown CEW.

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Report: ‘Colleges Need to Better Inform Students of Tradeoffs Between Working and Learning’

In this EdSurge article, Sydney Johnson writes about the effects of working while attending college, particularly for low-income students. Johnson cites the Georgetown CEW report, “Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students” in her article.

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Quantifying the Risks of Working While in College

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.  

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College vs. Paycheck

In this New York Times article, Rainesford Stauffer writes about college students who can’t always choose between a job and an education. Stauffer cites the Georgetown CEW report, “Learning While Earning: The New Normal,” in the article.

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Atlanta College Grad Looking for a Career? These Jobs Are in Demand

In this Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, Becca J. G. Goodwin writes about opportunities for college graduates in a tight labor market.

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It’s nearly impossible to work your way through school, but it’s much harder for low-income students

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.

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Report Details Wide Latino, White College-Attainment Gaps in Colorado

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.

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