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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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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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Series of white papers explores new models of student financial support

The Lumina Ideas Summit was held in Washington D.C. on April 14 to exchange ideas about increasing attainment through new models of student financial support. A series of independently-produced papers around paying for college in a 21st century higher education system was released by the authors and discussed in a panel. Download the papers and see a video rebroadcast of the event. »

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Lumina Issue Papers

Lumina launches new issue paper series with reports on college costs and prices

New papers by Nate Johnson provide postsecondary analytics on college costs. More »

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Lumina leadership

Lumina Foundation announces vice president for policy and mobilization

Lumina Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Danette Howard as vice president for policy and mobilization. More »

Lumina hosts events at SXSWedu 2014

Lumina Foundation was proud to sponsor this year’s SXSWedu, a global education conference in Austin, Texas. The 4-day event brought together K–12 and higher education professionals, business leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and legislators to connect, collaborate and create change in education. More »

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News release

Today’s business leaders say, “It’s what you know, not where you go” when making hiring decisions, new study shows

An overwhelming majority of business leaders say that even as demand for workers with degrees and other credentials is rising when it comes to making hiring decisions, a candidate’s knowledge and skills far outweigh where that candidate went to college or their major, according to new data released today. More »

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