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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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SAT to Give Students ‘Adversity Score’ to Capture Social and Economic Background

Douglas Belkin writes in the Wall Street Journal about the College Board’s plan to assign students an “adversity score” for consideration in college admissions. Belkin quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on the purpose of the score.

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Fewer Kids Are Choosing College

In this Bloomberg article, Justin Fox writes about declining enrollment at less selective and for-profit colleges. Fox cites the CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs” to explain how some students can pursue a good job without attending college.

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The Depressing Reason the Class of 2019 is Not Doing as Well as the Class of 2000

Jillian Berman writes in MarketWatch about how the Class of 2019 is not doing as well as the Class of 2000—but has better prospects than the Class of 2009. Berman quotes CEW Research Professor and Chief Economist Nicole Smith.

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Money Can’t Buy an End to Systemic Racism in Education

Esther Cepeda writes in this Chicago Tribune op-ed about the ways she believes money would fall short in addressing racial disparities in education. Cepeda cites the CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.”

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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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Money Over Shakespeare: Study Shows How Childhood Socioeconomic Status Determines Wealth in Adulthood

In this Education Week article, Sasha Jones writes about the CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.” Jones quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on the growing role of higher education in the labor market.

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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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Here’s How Much Student Debt Americans with PhDs Have on Average

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess writes about the debt that PhD students take on—and how that compares to their future wages. Hess cites the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”

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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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Income Share Agreements Can Help You Pick the Best Majors for Jobs

Rebecca Koenig reports for US News on how income share agreements prioritize students with the potential to obtain the highest-paying jobs after graduation. Koenig cites the CEW report “The Economic Value of College Majors.”

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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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