Focus Magazine, Spring 2016

Young. Black. Exemplary.

Latest issue of FOCUS features three African-American males who defy the odds – and stereotypes – on today’s campuses.

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Employee Tuition Program Yields Significant ROI

Findings lead Cigna to make significant strategic changes to already successful program

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2016 data includes first-time tracking of high-quality certificates

A Stronger Nation 2016

Lumina's annual report of progress toward the goal, A Stronger Nation offers detailed data arrays that describe postsecondary attainment at the national, state and county levels. The report also provides postsecondary attainment data for each of the nation’s 100 most populous metropolitan regions.

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Looking Back to Move Forward: 

A History of Federal Financial Aid part 4

Form and Formula: How the Federal Government Distributes Aid to Students

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Affordability Benchmark for Higher Education

New framework clearly defines college affordability in terms of what families and students can and should pay.

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An op-ed by Jamie Merisotis calls for a movement to formally recognize the talent developed through military experience, and translate it into college credit, to ensure today’s servicemen and women are prepared for post-service job success.

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Credentials Reform: How Technology and the Changing Needs of the Workforce Will Create the Higher Education System of the Future

May 20, 2016

The shift in postsecondary credentialing and the needs of the 21st-century workforce will revolutionize higher education. Colleges and universities have vast potential to be positive agents of this change.

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America Needs Talent: Attracting, Educating and Deploying the 21st Century Workforce

May 15, 2016

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis shares his thoughts on building a stronger nation and better lives for all Americans through talent development. This keynote speech outlines key concepts in his book America Needs Talent, and includes powerpoint slides from the event detailing Merisotis' personal reflections on talent as it relates to his own family story.

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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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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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