A record number of Americans now say a college education is necessary for success in the workplace and the vast majority say costs should not prevent qualified students from attending. But more than half say college prices are rising faster More »
This report, by the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, examines the U.S. education system and makes recommendations designed to assist the nation and states with renewing schools. According to the commission, “The core problem is that More »
This Web site offers a variety of policy-related publications that cover broad topics of national importance, that describe the implementation of education and workforce solutions, or that focus briefly on a single topic.
In this podcast, Lumina’s Dewayne Matthews, vice president for policy and strategy, and Kiko Suarez, senior vice president of external affairs for Lumina, discuss building public will and creating conditions for change that will result in dramatic increases in higher More »
Lumina defines high-quality credentials as those having well-defined and transparent learning outcomes that provide clear pathways to further education and employment. Hear more from Lumina’s vice president for policy and strategy at a National Press Club panel discussion, sponsored by More »
California’s shortage of college graduates potentially could be narrowed through more standardized and statewide approaches to transfer, says a study from the Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy. This publication suggests reducing unnecessary credits students take on their path More »
College costs are rising and rates of degree attainment are falling. This issue of “Lumina Foundation Focus” examines four innovative programs to help more students succeed in higher education.
Using data from Achieving the Dream schools, this study from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University suggests that community college students who require the most remedial work (three or more courses) also are the most likely to drop More »
Developmental education is an investment in the workforce and an important tool for college attainment. This report from the Education Commission of the States suggests that more effective education policies and practices can serve as the “girders, columns and footings” More »
This MDRC publication analyzes how five colleges in the Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count initiative are using their project funding to become more data-driven and improve student success.