Simplifying Complexity in the Student Experience: Gathering Data
Reports

Simplifying Complexity in the Student Experience

This four-part case study from the Community College Research Center identifies key areas where community college students struggle because of excessive complexity in the academic decision-making process and what colleges can do to devise and implement relatively low-cost solutions to improve the student experience. More »

News release

Thirty-five communities added to Lumina Foundation’s community-based postsecondary education attainment strategy

Today, 35 new U.S. communities were announced in the second cohort of Lumina Foundation’s community-based postsecondary education attainment strategy. The strategy was designed to help communities and regions dramatically increase the number of local residents with postsecondary credentials. More »

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Lumina Foundation Launches Challenge to Bridge the Gap between Education and Business

Lumina Foundation, in partnership with The Economist Group and InnoCentive, has launched a new crowdsourcing challenge which will generate solutions to closing the skills gap and increasing communication between higher education and today’s workforce. More »

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Innovation challenge

New $10,000 InnoCentive challenge announced: Scaling and sustaining adult learning

To celebrate College Unbound’s 5th anniversary, Lumina Foundation and College Unbound have opened an InnoCentive challenge seeking innovative ideas to support adult learners. Ideas will be accepted until June 30. More »

State Education Policy
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Dual enrollment: A strategy to improve college-going and college completion among rural students

A new brief from Education Commission of the States shows how some states are using dual-enrollment strategies to improve the college-going and college-completion rates of students in rural areas. More »

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Higher Education Tax Reform

A white paper from the Consortium for Higher Education Tax Reform examines how federal higher education tax benefits can work better for students and families to increase affordability, access and success. Four additional issue briefs by the Consortium’s partner members analyze in greater depth specific aspects of the policy recommendations outlined in the Consortium’s paper. More »

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Building a New AAU

The criteria used to select members of America’s most influential higher education organization may be encouraging colleges to adopt policies of exclusion, harming the cause of higher learning by closing down learning opportunities and raising college prices, according to this policy brief by New America Foundation. More »

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