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Gallup-Lumina Foundation Poll Finds Overwhelming Majority of Americans Support Increasing Attainment

An overwhelming majority of Americans continue to believe that having a certificate or degree beyond high school is important to our success as a nation and as individuals. But, according to new results released today from the annual Gallup-Lumina Foundation Poll on Higher Education, Hispanics and African Americans believe most strongly in the power of postsecondary education to help deliver good jobs and a better quality of life.

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New Report Reveals Greater Urgency Needed to Increase Postsecondary Attainment

INDIANAPOLIS – A new report released today by Lumina Foundation reveals real progress has been made in the national effort to increase postsecondary attainment, but current rates won’t be enough to meet America’s future economic and workforce demands. The annual report, A Stronger Nation through Higher Education, finds that unless actions are taken now to significantly increase postsecondary attainment, the nation will fall short of workforce needs by the end of this decade.

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MoveED Grows to Nearly 3,000 Organizations Sharing Solutions to Increase Higher Ed Attainment

MoveED for Goal 2025 has grown to include nearly 3,000 organizations since its launch in April 2014. To help show the many new partner connections, MoveED now features street-level mapping to showcase and connect organizations working to make postsecondary attainment America’s cause.

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Degree Qualifications Profile released for large-scale implementation

Nearly five years in the making, the DQP is a framework that clearly defines the learning that college degrees should signify at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels.

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The Economist-Lumina Foundation Challenge Winner Announced

Diana Cobbe was selected as winner of The Economist-Lumina Foundation innovation challenge Bridge the Gap Between the Workforce & Higher Education for her solution, OnCampus, a mobile app and gamified social learning platform that rewards students for building skills valued by employers.

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National Alliance Formed to Improve College Completion for Low-Income and First-Generation College Students; Raises $5.7 Million

The University Innovation Alliance is a newly-formed alliance of 11 top public research universities focused on helping 21st century students earn college degrees. The alliance is developing a “national playbook” of programs to benefit low-income and first-generation students.

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Lumina Foundation Announces $63 Million in 2013 Grants

Lumina Foundation awarded 96 grants in 2013, totaling nearly $63 million. Lumina’s 2013 grant making reflects the Foundation’s commitment to design and build an accessible, responsive and accountable 21st century higher education system while creating a national sense of urgency to achieve Goal 2025.

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New Research: Affirmative Action Based on Disadvantage Could Increase Racial Diversity at America’s Most Elite Colleges

New research reveals African-American and Hispanic enrollments at America’s 193 most elite colleges would more than double if the top ten percent of every class were guaranteed admission and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds were given an admissions boost.

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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.

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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.

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Facts about postsecondary attainment in America
Facts about postsecondary attainment in America
June 12, 2012
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