A new dashboard and accompanying report from California Competes highlights data on college access, employment, and prosperity indicators, which include cost of rent, student debt, commute times, and business deserts.
Shifts in economic and workforce needs have resulted in lower demand for physical competencies and greater demand for cognitive competencies across occupations, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
Researchers at the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce examined earnings and federal student loan debt across 37,000 college majors in 4,400 colleges. Their findings reiterate differences in first-year earnings and debt amounts across programs, institutions, and education levels.
There’s promising evidence that easier connections across higher education and work—especially innovations that allow learners to completely unbundle education—can improve economic mobility and equity in outcomes.
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.