PBS NewsHour's “Rethinking College”

How faculty mentors can help first-generation students succeed

See Part 3 of the spring series to learn more about the lives of today’s students and how colleges are preparing them for success.

First-generation mentoring

Focus Magazine, Spring 2018

Investing wisely

Exemplary employers reap real returns by developing workers’ talent

 

See how companies like CVS, Cigna, and Wegmans empower their employees.

Find your place in the future of work

Apply to join RoadtripNation on a free road trip across the country

No four-year degree? No problem. This trip is about introducing people who went straight to work after high school to unconventional and innovative ways of learning and preparing for a new world.

Apply by June 1, 2018

A Stronger Nation

U.S. post-high school education rate at all-time high, 46.9%

Explore a data visualization of the country’s progress. In addition to presenting national data, the report allows navigation by state and metro area.
 

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A series from theAtlantic.com

What makes a worker?

The possibilities and pitfalls of job training and apprenticeship

Intro See all

 

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Partnership between Credential Engine and the Navy launches

May 01, 2018

What do Credential Engine and the Navy have in common? In two words, competencies and credentials.

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‘Opportunity for all’ should be a reality – not just a bumper sticker

April 26, 2018

This week’s meeting of more than 200 business and education leaders from nearly 70 communities across the country was a great chance to hear what’s working as we work to grow the numbers of people with an education beyond high school.

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"Roadtrippers" sought for cross-country RV trek exploring the future of work

April 09, 2018

Lumina Foundation is supporting a Roadtrip Nation documentary on the future of work and opportunities for people with no degree beyond high school. The first step is finding three “roadtrippers” interested in exploring their career and education prospects in a journey this fall across the country in one of Roadtrip Nation’s signature lime-green RVs.

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More About Lumina Foundation

Our Mission and How to Get Involved

What You Can Do

Every American has a role in helping us reach our nation's attainment goals, and we all benefit when we get there. Everyone–from employers to instructors to families–has clear steps to take. And no matter how small, each step toward the goal is essential. Find out how you can contribute to building a stronger nation through higher education.

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What Needs to be Redesigned

Lumina's priority is to fundamentally rethink how higher education is delivered, and what outcomes can be expected from postsecondary completion. Lumina Foundation is leading a national conversation about the disruptive innovations helping to design and build a 21st century system that meets the needs of all students.

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Facts & Figures

Read some key facts on how we can increase levels of educational attainment equitably, through the use of quality data to improve student performance, identify problems, measure progress toward the goal and inform policy and decision making at all levels.

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