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.

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

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

17 cities designated as Talent Hubs

Nearly $6 million in grants will support local efforts to increase
attainment beyond high school

 

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Latest Stories

Defining and delivering on quality in higher education

June 25, 2018

Quality in postsecondary education, a growing concern for students and families, is getting a fresh look on several fronts, including in discussions around a proposed overhaul of the Higher Education Act and in several state-level discussions.

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Schools are backing improvements to the campus climate around race

June 18, 2018

The sight of torch-bearing crowds of neo-Nazis and white supremacists invading a college campus last summer was bad enough. But finding that some of the rioters were students — and thinking about what that meant — spurred us into action. We had to find a way to support improvements in campus climate.

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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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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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