Focus, Winter 2018

Dream Teams

Local collaboration key as cities work to realize a talent-building vision

 

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Public Radio International

Brain Gain

Documentary series follows immigrants pursuing their education in the United States

Many of the roadblocks immigrants face while trying to get a job that uses their skills start with education

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PBS NewsHour's “Rethinking College”

Aging Maine repays college debts to attract younger workers

 

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Washington Monthly

The prison-to-college pipeline

For universities squeezed by falling enrollments, recruiting ex-offenders could be a new source of revenue—and a chance to transform lives.​

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New APM Reports documentary

Are colleges helping Americans move up?

When it comes to helping kids from poor families move up the income ladder, America’s colleges could be doing much better.

Audio documentary: Changing Class

 

Latest Stories

Education in prison is fair and makes sense for the country

March 25, 2019

One of our goals at Lumina is to make sure everyone has access to the education they need to get on a path to employment and lead a thriving life. That’s why Lumina’s work includes postsecondary education both inside prison and during re-entry efforts.

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This spring, put students first

March 20, 2019

Federal policy must first look beyond efforts that merely increase college enrollment. We must do that — but while also increasing student success and never compromising on quality.

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The lie at the heart of the college admissions scandal

March 14, 2019

By now you, along with the rest of America, have heard about the college admissions scandal setting higher education ablaze.

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