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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
Reports

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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Reports

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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Reports

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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Message from the President

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis outlines the Foundation's choice to follow a "leadership model" of philanthropy

As the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans’ success in higher education, Lumina Foundation seeks to maximize its effectiveness in serving the public trust through a leadership model of philanthropy, in favor of following a strictly charitable role. Merisotis shares his thoughts on how that leadership model can lead to more significant and lasting change that will “permanently alter the conditions that make assistance necessary.” Read more »

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Reports

Enrollment in Distance Education Courses

About 5.4 million students, or 1 in 4, took at least one distance education course during the fall of 2012, according to the latest figures by the National Center for Education Statistics. More »

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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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