Examining the Disparities in High School Diplomas

Using New York’s 2018-19 high school graduation rate data, a policy brief published by the New York Equity Coalition examines how the use of alternative “4+1” diploma pathways may lead to disparities in students’ access to advanced opportunities.

Nearly Half of U.S. States Allow Community Colleges to Offer Bachelors Degree Programs

A recent policy brief from the Education Commission of the States studies the recent growth of community college bachelor’s degree programs.

Why do Black College Graduates Have a Lower Homeownership Rate?

The Urban Institute released a study examining the gap in homeownership rates between Black and White communities in the United States.

Access and Equity Gaps in Educational and Job Training for Incarcerated Adults

A recent study by New America reveals considerable equity gaps in access to postsecondary education and job training programs for incarcerated adults.

The Impact of Major on Earnings for Associate Degree Holders

A recent report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce analyzes student participation and labor-market outcomes for associate degree and certificate recipients.

Strategies for Attracting International Students

Recent demographic, economic, and political changes, especially in the U.S. relationship with China, has raised the need for educators to rethink strategies for attracting international students.

Rethinking Community College Workforce Education: Eliminating the Dead End

When it comes to transfer, mobility, and equity, do traditional community college pathways hinder a student’s prospects? Mark M. D’Amico looks at what we can do to get around the hurdles.

Entrepreneurial Mindset as a Marketable Skill

Austin Community College wants its students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset as a marketable skill, regardless of their program of choice. ACC Provost Charles M. Cook discusses how the college makes that happen in a new post from the Association of Chief Academic Officers.

Are Higher Education Institutions Preparing Students for Success?

A new Third Way report investigates whether U.S. postsecondary institutions are successful in educating and preparing students for the workforce.

How to Design Workforce Strategies for Young People?

The Aspen Institute has released a toolkit for community leaders to use to diagnose changes in the nature and structure of work in their local economies.

Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce Looks at the Role of Privilege in Educational Attainment and Job Market Success

A new report released by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University examines unequal opportunities and the benefits of good jobs for White, Black, and Latinos between 1991 and 2016.

Increasing Access to Prepare for Jobs of the Future, According to a New Urban Institute Report

According to a new report from the Urban Institute, current changes in the economy and workforce call for action to maximize worker training and increase productivity and wages.