Racing Toward Postsecondary Success

2019 NCAN National Conference, Indianapolis

National College Access Network honors Jamie Merisotis as Bob Craves Champion of College Access Awardee

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Unlocking the Nation’s Potential

A Model to Advance Quality and Equity in Education Beyond High School


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Washington Monthly

2019 college guide and rankings

Washington Monthly ranks four-year schools based on their contribution to the public good.

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Roadtrip Nation


Work is evolving. So can you.

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Students on the move

Keeping uprooted kids in school

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Competency-based education conference will feature new research, best practices

Sep 18, 2019

This year’s CBExchange conference will look at new research on competency-based education and give attendees a chance to see the latest design models and materials for developing programs of their own.

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Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation President and CEO, Receives 2019 Champion of College Access Award

Sep 16, 2019

NCAN presented Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, with the Bob Craves Champion of College Access and Success Award today during this year's national conference in Indianapolis.

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2019 Champion of College Access and Success award acceptance speech

Sep 16, 2019

I can’t tell you how honored I am to be with all of you … and to receive this recognition. It’s especially meaningful because of what you just heard—that my life’s work has been aimed intentionally at what each of you in this room does every day.

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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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