Strategic Plan for 2017 Released

Lumina's third strategic plan will guide the Foundation's work from 2017 to 2020


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America Needs Talent

Now available in paperback

In an updated and expanded second edition, Lumina President Jamie Merisotis explains how the educational and political developments of 2015–2016 have only increased our need for talent, and how state initiatives and global competition can bring us closer to our goals.

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Left Behind

Lumina-supported radio documentaries from APM Reports take a close look at the students left behind by our education system. Hear highlights from the series:

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Talent Investments Pay Off

Third Study of Employee Education Investment Results in Cost Savings for Advocate Health

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Let the Nation know about your organization's efforts to close the talent gap and help place talent on the national agenda

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Latest Stories

Universal Postsecondary Education

Oct 21, 2016

Lumina Vice President Dewayne Matthews discusses how America should adopt universal postsecondary education to assure opportunity for millions left out or left behind in today’s economy.

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Lumina Foundation Releases Strategic Plan Advocating a New Postsecondary Learning System

Oct 17, 2016

Transformative changes are needed to reach Goal 2025 and ensure a majority of Americans achieve the postsecondary learning so important for success in the 21st century.

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New Assessment Tool Puts For-Profit Focus on Student Success

Oct 07, 2016

After two years of development, B Lab has released voluntary standards for for-profit universities operating as public benefit corporations to establish themselves as B Lab-certified social enterprises. This addendum supplements the existing benchmarking tool, which may be used by nonprofit and for-profit entities of all types to establish they are doing well by doing good.

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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 Goal 2025, 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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