In The News

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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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Historic Rise of College-Educated Women in Labor Force Changes Workplace

In this article for the Wall Street Journal, Likhitha Butchireddygari discusses how women now make up the majority of the college-educated labor force. Butchireddygari quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on how this increase will allow women more control over their earnings and lives.

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How Job Retraining Can Yield Lasting Wage Gains (It Isn’t Cheap)

Nelson D. Schwartz writes for the New York Times about Project Quest, a training program in San Antonio that has proven unusually successful. Schwartz quotes Dr. Carnevale on how training programs in the US compare to those in other countries.

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The Texas Tech K-12 Pipeline

Lindsay McKenzie writes for Inside Higher Ed about the potential of Texas Tech’s K-12 program. McKenzie quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale about how the university system has the potential to connect students to the labor market earlier in their studies.

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How to Get Good Grades in College

In this US News article, Josh Moody offers basic advice for how students can earn good grades in college. Moody cites the CEW report “Learning While Earning” to explain why students should avoid working too much to maintain good grades.

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Can We Save the American Dream?

Heather E. McGowan writes in Forbes about how recent research, including the CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose,” demonstrates the failure of the American Dream.

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High School Graduation Rates for One Important Group Are Starting to Get Better

Matt Krupnick writes for The Hechinger Report about how graduation rates are improving rapidly among Latino students. Krupnick cites the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020” to explain how Latinos are filling gaps in postsecondary attainment.

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Democrats’ Free College Plans Aren’t Really Free

CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale writes for Times Higher Education about why “free college” proposals put forth by several Democratic presidential candidates only cover some of the cost of college—and still may not find wide support.

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With Career-Tech Courses, Students Need to Go Deep

Maureen Downey writes in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about how career and technical education in Georgia seems to have fallen short in evaluations—but information is limited. Downey cites the report “Women Can’t Win.”

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Cleary Partnership Offers Free Tuition for Restaurant Employees, Families

In this Diverse Issues in Higher Education article, Sara Weissman writes about how a Michigan university is partnering with a local restaurant to offer free tuition for its employees. Weissman quotes CEW Associate Director of Editorial and Postsecondary Policy Martin Van Der Werf.

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The Value of Voc Ed

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Greta Anderson compares the college success of students who have taken academic courses in high school as opposed to those who took career and technical education courses. Anderson quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on the benefit of CTE for less advantaged students.

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Report: Limited Data on Short-Term Programs Vying for Pell Dollars

In this Education Dive article, Hallie Busta writes about the lack of research on the outcomes of short-term credential programs, and what that means for a potential expansion of Pell grants. Busta cites CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs.”

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Can Colleges and Prisons Support More Second Chance Pell?

In this Education Dive article, Wayne D’Orio discusses initiatives that aim to give prisoners better access to education. D’Orio cites CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs.”  

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