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The equity imperative

Lumina's statement of commitment to both equity and excellence in higher education

Achieving Goal 2025 requires the acknowledgment of systemic disparities and the imperative of placing equity and excellence at the center of all work to improve postsecondary attainment. The current higher education system must be redesigned to give all Americans — regardless of race, income and other socioeconomic factors — the opportunities that postsecondary attainment provides. Read why equity matters »

Message from the President

Reflections on Lumina’s History, and Its Future

Lumina President and CEO, Jamie Merisotis reflects on Lumina Foundation’s formation as an independent, non-partisan private foundation and its future as an organization singularly focused on Goal 2025. More »

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Reports

Addressing the Academic Barriers to Higher Education

Improving placement in college remediation classes; providing better college remediation services; and adopting measures to prevent the need for remediation are three recommendations this policy memo from The Hamilton Project at Brookings outlines to better address the academic barriers many students face in their pursuit of higher education. More »

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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 »

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