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More Bad News for Educated Women: The Gender Pay Gap Is Even Wider Among Those With a Bachelor’s Degree

In this MarketWatch article, Jillian Berman writes about the wage gap between men and women with bachelor’s degrees. Berman quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on why women choose to pursue caregiving.

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Who’s Got a Side Hustle? Postgrads and People Earning $80,000 or More

In this NBC article, Martha C. White writes about how many Americans are passionate about their second jobs. White quotes CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl on how younger workers are realizing that it may be safer to stick to a job that pays the bills rather than to take a risk on their dream

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Useful or Foolhardy? New SAT ‘Adversity Rating’ Sparks Debate

In this Washington Post article, Nick Anderson writes about the debate surrounding the College Board’s introduction of an “adversity score” to the SAT. Anderson quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale about a previous failed attempt to introduce a similar measure in the 1990s.

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Georgetown Study: ‘To Succeed in America, It’s Better to Be Born Rich Than Smart’

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess writes about how students’ socioeconomic backgrounds affects their success. Hess cites CEW’s report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose” and quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on the report’s findings.

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Opinion: This Is the Most Important Question Students Should Ask About Their University — But Rarely Do

In this MarketWatch article, Annie Reznik writes about graduation rates and student debt. Reznik cites CEW’s analysis comparing the success rates of selective universities with those of open-access schools.

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Robert Smith’s Real Gift to Morehouse

In this article for The Atlantic, Ibram X. Kendi discusses the impact of philanthropist Robert Smith’s gift to Morehouse College’s class of 2019—paying off their student debt. Kendi cites CEW’s report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose” and quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale.

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New Pell Institute Study Finds ‘Critical’ Gap in College Success Between Low- & High-Income Students. Here Are 3 Reasons for Hope

In this article for The 74, Richard Whitmire writes about the Pell Institute’s study on the disparities in success between students from disadvantaged and advantaged backgrounds, as well as developments that indicate positive change. Whitmire cites CEW’s report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.”

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An Imperfect SAT Adversity Score Is Better Than Just Ignoring Adversity

In this article for The Atlantic, Richard Kahlenberg writes in favor of the College Board’s introduction of an adversity score to the SAT. Kahlenberg cites research from CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale and Director of Research Jeff Strohl that finds that disadvantaged students score significantly lower on the SAT than their more privileged counterparts.

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Five Myths About Student Debt

In this Washington Post article, Anya Kamenetz sheds light on common misconceptions about student debt. Kamenetz cites the CEW report “The College Payoff.”

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Minority, Low-Income Students ‘Almost Exclusively’ Fueled Undergrad Enrollment Growth

In this Education Dive article, James Paterson and Natalie Schwartz write about the increasing college enrollment of low-income students and the remaining inequality these students face. Paterson cites the CEW report “Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges.”

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More Low-Income Students Are Attending College, But They’re Still Playing Catch-Up on Their Wealthier Peers

In this MarketWatch article, Jillian Berman writes about inequality in the college system and low-income students’ experience as they pursue higher education. Berman cites the CEW report “The College Payoff.”

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Etats-Unis: Les Grands Groupes Financent les Études de leurs Employés

In this Le Monde article, Caroline Talbot writes about a Starbucks initiative that finances and supports the studies of its employees. Talbot quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on how large companies have previously offered executives such training. Now, however, Starbucks is offering those benefits to all employees.

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The Real Cost of School for First-Generation College Students

In this NBC article, Esta Pratt-Kielley writes about the costly barriers first-generation college students face besides tuition, including housing costs. Pratt-Kielley cites CEW’s report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.”

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SAT Adds ‘Adversity Score’ Amid Concerns That Wealthy Students Have an Unfair Advantage

In this MarketWatch piece, Jillian Berman writes about the SAT’s possible introduction of an “adversity score” to its assessment of students. Berman quotes CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl on how the business model of schools acts as a barrier to equality.

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In America, It’s Better to Be Born Rich Than Smart

Richard Whitmire writes in this Hill op-ed about how poor, talented students do not succeed at the same rate as rich, less talented students. Whitmire cites CEW’s report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose” in arguing about what can be done to change this widespread inequity.

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The SAT’s Bogus ‘Adversity Score’

In this New York Times article, Thomas Chatterton Williams critiques the College Board’s possible use of a new tool that would measure a student’s economic hardship along with SAT scores. Williams quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on the racial implications of the adversity score.

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SAT to Score Students’ ‘Disadvantages’ to Try to Even the Playing Field

In this NPR article, Bobby Allyn writes about the College Board’s possible use of a new tool that would measure a student’s economic hardship along with SAT scores. Allyn quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on the backlash against a similar program piloted in the 1990s, and what would be different this time.

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New Effort to Examine Postsecondary Value

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Rick Seltzer writes about how the Gates Foundation is backing a panel to examine the value of postsecondary credentials. Seltzer quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on how the Gates Foundation is catching up to the current political climate.

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Does Higher Ed Really Pay Off? New Gates-Funded Commission Aims to Find Out

Catherine Gewertz writes in this Education Week article about a Gates Foundation initiative aiming to better inform prospective students and their parents of the value of their degree. Gewertz notes that CEW has published several studies that explore earnings for different certificates and degrees.

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‘Far Too Many Are Still Being Left Behind’: Getting into College Isn’t Enough

In this Washington Post opinion piece, Jay Matthews writes about KIPP’s recent report that explores ways in which low-income college students are insufficiently supported. Matthews quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale, who argues that high schools should better prepare students for their future careers.

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