Focus, Winter 2018

Dream Teams

Local collaboration key as cities work to realize a talent-building vision

 

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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

On PRI's The World

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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New APM Reports documentary

Are colleges helping Americans move up?

When it comes to helping kids from poor families move up the income ladder, America’s colleges could be doing much better.

Audio documentary: Changing Class

 

Latest Stories

The Real Winner from Amazon HQ2

Dec 05, 2018

This should be encouraging for communities across the nation. It means that even if you lack certain kinds of infrastructure or cultural amenities, you can still cultivate a thriving workforce that is attractive to employers of all stripes.

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Oregon to help more students of color with $689,000 from Lumina

Dec 04, 2018

Oregon today joins Colorado and Tennessee in receiving a Lumina Foundation grant to carry out its commitment to educating more students of color.

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Everyone has an opinion about the value of college. Tony Carnevale has the facts.

Dec 03, 2018

For a decade now, a small squadron of researchers at Carnevale’s Center on Education and the Workforce has explored the relationship between what students are learning and what skills employers need.

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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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