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In the Media

Best job market for new graduates in decades, but challenges remain

Houston Chronicle — 05/24/2019

The college class of 2019 is graduating into one of the best job markets in decades as a soon-to-be record economic expansion lowers unemployment, boosts wages and keeps employers hiring — if not competing — for workers. Read More

Do the Gains from GEAR UP Participation in School Fade Out in College? A Follow-Up

New England Board of Higher Education — 05/21/2019

The federally financed GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program) was organized two decades ago with the purpose of increasing high school completion and college enrollment among low-income students. The College Crusade of Rhode Island’s GEAR UP program was designed as a long-term effort to buttress student success by providing various kinds of educational and social service supports beginning in the sixth grade and continuing through high school completion. Read More

Diploma in hand, they are shocked to learn they still need remediation

The Notebook — 05/17/2019

From her seat in her English class at Community College of Philadelphia, Doryann Burry, 18, could look out the window and see her dream, shimmering in the sunlight just a few blocks away. Read More

Degrees are important, but so are skills

The Notebook — 05/15/2019

And attaining graduation, even from college, doesn’t always guarantee them. Read More

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Public Speaking & Presenting

Economic and Labor Market Developments and Outlook

“Rising Long Term Care Requirements and Slow Labor Force Growth: Capacity Constraints on Economic Growth in Pennsylvania”, October 2018.

Workforce Development

“A Business Case for Community Health Worker Finance in Pennsylvania”, District 1199c Training and Upgrading Fund, Philadelphia, PA October 18, 2018.

Higher Education

“Failure to Thrive: A Longitudinal Study of the Post-Secondary Outcomes of SDP High School Graduates”, Philadelphia Education Fund, Philadelphia, PA April 5, 2018.

Disability, Higher Education, and the Labor Market

“Understanding Employer Risk in Recruiting, Screening and Hiring,” DisAbility Jobs Summit, Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, October 8, 2013.

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