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The financial benefits of postsecondary education are trumpeted in a recent report from
the College Board. In 2011, a person with a bachelor's degree, working
full-time, had median earnings of $56,500, about $21,000 more than a
high school graduate. This gap is slightly narrower than in 2008, but
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/25/2013 10:59:40 AM
Through member CEO feedback and interviews with education and workforce
development experts, the Business Roundtable (BRT) has identified five priorities for
developing a highly skilled workforce that focus on pathways and
alignment to help students move through education and into the workforce
with valued credentials.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/21/2013 3:48:54 PM
A recent release from
The Hamilton Project analyzes the lifetime earnings of those who
complete some college but not a two- or four-year degree. Researchers
Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney find that these individuals' lifetime
earnings are about $100,000 more than the earnings of those who
finished their education with a high school diploma.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/21/2013 3:48:42 PM
The OECD has conducted its first Survey of Adult Skills,
analyzing the skills of more than 150,000 adults across the world in
literacy and numeracy as well as problem solving in technology-rich
environments. The United States was ranked below average in each of the
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/15/2013 9:53:38 AM
Associate degree holders earn an annual rate of return of four percent
on their college investment, in comparison to workers with a high school
diploma as their highest credential, according to new research from
the Nexus Research and Policy Center and the American Institutes for
Research. This return on investment (ROI) can be even higher given
certain institutional characteristics and educational choices, including
majoring in health and other CTE fields.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/9/2013 12:39:01 PM
Young adults are delaying their launch into careers and taking longer to achieve median earnings, according to a new report
from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce. The
publication proposes helping younger people ramp up into careers through
work-based learning, flexible work arrangements and transparency about
how education connects to careers.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/7/2013 5:19:16 PM
An analysis of several polls administered
to the U.S. public and to U.S. hiring decisionmakers finds that a
well-rounded education, accompanied by work experience, are major
factors in career success.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/3/2013 5:02:32 PM
Today in our blog series on data and research as tools for CTE advocacy,
we focus on the impact attending a career academy has on students'
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/2/2013 12:52:26 PM