PBS NewsHour's “Rethinking College”

Should high schools worry about what students do after graduation? This city says yes.

See Part 4 of the spring series to learn more about the lives of today’s students and how colleges are preparing them for success.

No direction, no diploma

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

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Lumina awards racial justice and equity grants totaling $1.6 million

June 12, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (June 12, 2018)—Lumina Foundation today announced that 19 college and universities will receive grant awards totaling $625,000 from its Fund for Racial Justice and Equity, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The Fund was created after last year’s racially motivated violence in Charlottesville on the campus of the University of Virginia.

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Adult students – whatever you call them  – are key to our talent needs

June 11, 2018

It was a hot topic at our annual Talent Hub and Community Network Convening. Most of our community partnerships focus on improving post-high school attainment among adults, but nearly all the cities we work with struggle with what to call those adults.

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Raising student voices in federal discussions on education and training

June 08, 2018

Lumina Foundation is launching a new effort to elevate student voices in federal policy conversations about education beyond high school by partnering with organizations with strong national networks of students.

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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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