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Policy

Lumina Foundation issues statement of federal policy priorities

A 21st Century federal higher education policy should encourage and reward innovation, help manage affordability in partnership with states, and objectively measure success based on student achievement. Lumina’s federal policy priorities are detailed in a 12-page report issued today. A two-page summary is also available. Read now »

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Reports

Indiana School Counseling Research Review

A report by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation finds that school counselors are not meeting the postsecondary needs of students, due in large part to what it calls a “stagnant system” and a “variety of situations often out of their control.” According to the study, most Indiana school counselors spend less than 25 percent of their time on college and career guidance. More »

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Publications | Focus Spring 2014

New Focus magazine features three mentoring success stories

The Spring 2014 issue, Two-way street, explores the benefits of mentoring by putting a lens on three different mentoring programs. All are making a measurable difference for the students they serve—and for the mentors who provide that service. More »

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News release

Gallup-Purdue Index Releases Inaugural Findings of National Landmark Study

The inaugural Gallup-Purdue Index (GPI) finds that to meet the talent demands of our nation we need a higher education system that is student- and learning-centered, producing students with good lives and good jobs. The GPI is a new and unique tool that will help institutions improve and accomplish these outcomes. The study also finds that students who were closely engaged with faculty or participated in an internship-type program were more likely to be engaged at work and have high well-being. More »

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Lumina Foundation Launches MoveED for Goal 2025

Lumina Foundation and several other leading organizations today announce they have joined forces to launch a national social network called MoveED for Goal 2025. The new network is focused on building a collaborative platform with thousands of partners to make attainment beyond high school America’s cause—especially for 21st Century Students which include: low-income students, students of color, first generation students and adult learners. More »

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A Stronger Nation report 2014

New report shows largest year-over-year college attainment increase since 2008

As the global demand for postsecondary skills and knowledge continues to increase, a new report released today by Lumina Foundation shows that America achieved its largest year-over-year increase in degree attainment since 2008. While the momentum is encouraging, other countries are still outpacing the U.S. in educational achievement, and persistent equity gaps remain that must be addressed through a redesign of America’s higher education system. More »

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Paper series funded by Lumina Foundation explores new models of student financial support

Today Lumina Foundation releases a group of 15 expert papers that explore new models of student financial support. These papers are all aimed at addressing one of the biggest barriers to college completion: the amount of money students are required to pay to complete a postsecondary degree or certificate. More »

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