April 15-16, San Francisco

LIFTed 2019

Connecting entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders to drive innovation in education

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Winners announced Demo Day

Focus, Summer 2019


Dedicated disrupters find innovative ways to offer college-level learning


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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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Latest Stories

Lumina Foundation awards 2019 Education Innovation Prizes

April 16, 2019

Lumina Foundation today announced the winners of its 2019 Education Innovation Prize challenge, a national competition that encourages development of products and services that can make learning after high school available to more Americans.

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Education innovation prize winners recall early struggles

April 16, 2019

A college provost whose innovative program for helping students succeed won the judges’ award in a Lumina Impact Ventures contest said she’s been inspired by her early teaching experience at Miami Dade College.

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Lumina Foundation hosts Demo Day to showcase workforce and education technology entrepreneurs

April 15, 2019

Lumina Foundation is hosting its first Demo Day today, featuring more than a dozen early-stage companies developing solutions to help more people receive education and training after high school.

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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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