Pathways to Prosperity

Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century contends that our national strategy for education and youth development has been too narrowly focused on an academic, classroom-based approach. More »

High-Quality Learning

Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses

Too often, existing higher education organizational cultures and practices fail to prioritize undergraduate learning, according to this new book. The authors show that many college students experience few academic demands and invest limited effort in their academic endeavors.

Degree Profile

Degree Profile Q&A

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Accelerated associate degree programs allow students a fast-track to credentials and degrees

Lumina’s Jamie Merisotis responds to a question in the National Journal’s experts’ blog on the Community College and Career Training Grant program.

News release

Academically Adrift Book Release in DC—Controversial Book Explains Truth about What Undergraduates Currently Learn in College

In spite of soaring tuition costs, more and more students go to college every year, knowing that postsecondary education is now required for entry into a growing number of professions. Almost everyone strives to go, but almost no one asks the fundamental question posed by the book Academically Adrift: are undergraduates really learning once they get there? More »

Big Goal

Jim Applegate on Goal 2025

“Without college completion, we’re creating a generation of working poor,” says Jim Applegate, Lumina’s VP of Program Development. More »

Workforce Development

Education Leader Sees Momentum For Reform

The leader of the nation’s largest private higher education foundation, says Governor Mitch Daniels and his administration, may have “the best momentum of any state in the country” when it comes to education reform. More »

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