America Needs DREAMers to Fuel the 21st Century Economy

Abandoning These Immigrants Would Fail a Moral Test

By Jamie Merisotis

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Rethinking College

PBS NewsHour's continuing series on innovative ideas in higher education returns for a month of reports on the future of higher education

 

Colorado apprenticeship program turns the factory floor into a classroom​

Back to School

The Twelve Most Innovative Colleges for Adult Learners

College isn’t designed for students over twenty-five. These schools are working to fix that.

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Real-Life Learning

Competency-based programs are helping redefine the postsecondary landscape

Focus magazine examines institutions that are designing programs to be fully competency based from the ground up. 

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Faces of the Shadow Class

College Dreamers in Trump's America

Listen to a 52-minute audio documentary from American Public Media about the challenges, hopes, and fears of undocumented students.

Part of an ongoing series at APM Reports

 

Latest Stories

We Can Innovate Responsibly While Protecting Students

Sep 21, 2017

Lumina Foundation CEO: Report on Western Governors University shouldn't tarnish gains made in competency-based education.

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Next-Generation Quality Assurance for Tomorrow’s Talent

Sep 19, 2017

How do we know people are graduating with the skills to get good jobs? As education beyond high school evolves, a new Lumina-supported group is working to define the Essential Employability Qualities necessary to succeed in today's job market.

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We need radical change to hit 60 percent by 2025

Sep 14, 2017

A new report from ETS highlights some of the challenges facing the United States as we work toward ensuring most people have the learning needed for middle-class success and public participation.

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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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