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Lumina Foundation Education Innovation Prize

A call for innovative solutions that can help U.S. adults with little to no college experience earn degrees, certificates, and other high-quality credentials.

Apply by March 2, 2018

A series from theAtlantic.com

What Makes a Worker?

The possibilities and pitfalls of job training and apprenticeship

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Focus Magazine, Winter 2018

The New Face of the Freshman Class

Today’s 'freshmen' are rewriting the rules on the college experience.

Meet Today's Students

 

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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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

 

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Latest Stories

Success and pain in ‘Tell Them We Are Rising’

Feb 13, 2018

“Tell Them We Are Rising” is the inspiring story of historically black colleges and universities, about higher education, and ultimately about our economic and social trajectory as a nation.

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Post-high school attainment update shows progress, but many are still left behind

Feb 09, 2018

Stronger Nation, the signature report from Lumina Foundation used by policymakers and media organizations across the country, has some good news and not-so-good news this week.

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Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Improving College Affordability

Feb 06, 2018

I testified about college affordability today before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee as it considers reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Here's a look at the prepared remarks, along with a video of the testimony.

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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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