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Women Can't Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High-Wage Majors, Women Still Earn Less than Men
(Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018)
Even though women outperform men in educational attainment, they still earn just 81 cents for every dollar earned by men. Women with the same college majors working in the same careers as men still only earn 92 cents for ...
Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs: High School, Middle Skills, and Bachelor's Degree
In the post-World War II period, workers with a high school diploma or less were able to attain jobs with middle-class wages in American industry. Good jobs were available in manufacturing and other blue-collar industries ...
Certificates in Oregon: A Model for Workers to Jump-Stop or Reboot Careers
Across the country, individuals are turning to post-secondary certificates as an accessible, low-cost route to economic opportunity. Certificates, which typically recognize completion of a program of study between high ...
Five Rules of the College and Career Game
Because post-secondary education and training have become the most well-traveled pathways to middle class earnings, both students and the educators who serve them need to learn new rules of the college and career game.
Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students
Over the past half century, the relationship between working and learning has changed in profound ways that have made it more difficult for students, especially students from low income backgrounds, to attain the right mix ...
Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges: How Public Colleges Reinforce White Racial Privilege and Marginalize Black and Latino Students
Leaders of selective public colleges often espouse the importance of diversity. But those colleges mostly exclude students who fail to score in the top quartile on college-entry exams. To promote the postsecondary success ...
Rocky Mountain Divide: Lifting Latinos and Closing Equity Gaps in Colorado
Persistent growth in skill requirements on the job and low unemployment has forced Colorado to compete for skilled labor nationwide, but that threatens to leave Coloradans born in the state behind in the competition for ...