Better-Educated Communities

Communities in Indiana, Florida, and Ohio join 22 U.S. Talent Hubs


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Focus, Winter 2019

Credentials that work

Today’s students use certificates, certifications to build bright futures


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Op-ed | Nov. 19

When it comes to higher ed, there's no debate about what today's students need

By Jamie Merisotis and Jesse O'Connell

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Talent, Innovation, and Equity

How Virginia joined the shortlist of TIE states leading the way in education and jobs progress


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PBS NewsHour's “Rethinking College”

Why colleges are reconsidering their reliance on standardized tests for admission


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An updated map helps show the way along the learn-and-work highway

Jan 23, 2020

As any traveler will tell you, nothing aids progress so much as a good map. That’s a lesson more than 30 funders are learning firsthand as they explore ways to create a more seamless system of education and workforce training.

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Communities in Indiana, Florida, and Ohio join 22 U.S. Talent Hubs

Jan 22, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — Four communities with demonstrated success in growing and attracting talent are the latest to receive the Talent Hub designation from Lumina Foundation in partnership with Kresge Foundation.

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New Talent Hubs Serve Today’s Students

Jan 22, 2020

A shortage of talent across the country means millions of jobs are unfilled, and leaders from government, business, education, and communities realize that solving the shortage will mean growing a skilled workforce from the people they already have.

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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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