PBS NewsHour's “Rethinking College”

Can ‘cultural proficiency’ among teachers help close the student achievement gap?


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Detroit Talent Hub

Expanded debt forgiveness program announced

The Detroit Regional Chamber targets 693,000 adults with college experience who have not yet earned degrees.

Forgiving small student debts News release

Roadtrip Nation


Work is evolving. So can you.

Documentary begins airing Aug. 15 on PBS stations.


LIFTed 2019 Conference

Education Innovation Prize Challenge

Lumina event brought together entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders to drive innovation in education


Winners announced Demo Day recap

Focus, Summer 2019


Dedicated disrupters find innovative ways to offer college-level learning


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Death of the entry-level job? No way, if major firms have anything to say about it.

June 17, 2019

As my colleague Haley Glover likes to point out, business is the largest consumer of education and has the most at stake when it comes to having a well-educated workforce. So what are corporations doing to educate workers?

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At commencement, remembering the long struggle to get my degree

June 11, 2019

As I walked into the stadium for my community college graduation, a photographer from the school’s PR department asked for a quick word. It was the same question I’d heard from others after finishing my associate degree: “So, what’s next for you?”

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New report, old story: To succeed in college, money matters

June 11, 2019

College students of limited means receive much less support from Pell Grants today than in the past and have a much lower chance of graduating within six years, a new report shows.

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