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Student resource

A College Planning Checklist

As you visit schools in search of the right fit, take these questions along, expect answers, and make an informed choice that will lead to a great job and a great life. More »

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Op Ed | Jamie Merisotis

Smart Growth: Creating Sustainable Cities Through Higher Education

In urban planning circles, smart growth refers to the infrastructure development strategies cities employ in hopes of creating more sustainable and successful communities. But, what about the other smart growth — the approach that involves investing in the development of More »

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Video | full event

FAFSA Completion Pilot Project

More than 300 K-12 leaders from 31 states convened in Indianapolis this month to kick off the FAFSA Completion Pilot Project Lumina Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored the effort. It includes 87 school districts More »

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Merisotis Op-Ed in Politico

Carnevale and Merisotis affirm the importance of postsecondary certificates

It’s time for certificates to count in government education reports say Georgetown’s Anthony Carnevale and Lumina President Jamie Merisotis. As the fastest-growing form of postsecondary attainment, certificates hold great promise for skilling up America’s workforce and getting our economy back on track. More »

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Video | Aspen Ideas Festival

College matters: Merisotis emphasizes the importance of post high school credentials at the Aspen Ideas Festival

Andrea Mitchell from NBC News sat down at the Aspen Ideas Festival with Lumina President/CEO Jamie Merisotis and Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron to explore college-going options for today’s students. Watch the full session | 66 minutes »

 

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Publication | Focus Magazine

Summer issue of Lumina Foundation Focus features innovative approaches to increasing productivity

Focus magazine visits three institutions that are making real strides in the effort to improve college productivity by creating innovative new models for serving their students. Read online now »

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Publication | Lumina supported

Going the Distance in Adult College Completion: Lessons from the Non-traditional No More Project

A new publication from the Adult College Completion Network details promising practices at the state and institutional level aimed at bringing adults with some college but no degree back to complete their degrees. More »

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