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Washington Monthly Corporation https://www.luminafoundation.org/grant/1912-1111201/

To support independent, policy-oriented journalism about issues vital to creating a better-educated country.

Washington Monthly Corporation https://www.luminafoundation.org/grant/1806-1108613/

To support independent, policy-oriented journalism about issues vital to creating a better-educated country.

Washington Monthly Corporation https://www.luminafoundation.org/grant/9708/

To support independent, cutting-edge, policy-oriented journalism about issues vital to increasing educational attainment beyond high school.

Adam Shapiro Public Relations LLC https://www.luminafoundation.org/grant/2104-1114254-2/

ASPR will provide public relations support for the release of Washington Monthly’s 2021 College Guide.

Adam Shapiro Public Relations LLC https://www.luminafoundation.org/grant/2104-1114254/

ASPR will provide public relations support for the release of Washington Monthly’s 2021 College Guide.

A different kind of college rankings tell us a lot about the true value of higher ed https://www.luminafoundation.org/news-and-views/a-different-kind-of-college-rankings-tell-us-a-lot-about-the-true-value-of-higher-ed/

As headlines about higher education go, this has to be one of the most clever: “Highbrow Robbery: The Colleges Call It Tuition, We Call It Plunder.” The opening line was: “Everybody seems to agree these days that college costs too much.” The date of the story, from one of my back issues of the excellent Washington Monthly magazine: 1983.

America’s Best and Worst Colleges for Vocational Certificates https://www.luminafoundation.org/resource/americas-best-and-worst-colleges-for-vocational-certificates/

For 13 years, Washington Monthly has ranked colleges on metrics such as social mobility, research, and public service, instead of exclusivity and prestige. This year’s report includes a first-ever ranking of America’s best colleges for vocational certificates. View the report’s complete rankings here.

How to Build a Post-Pandemic America https://www.luminafoundation.org/news-and-views/how-to-build-a-post-pandemic-america/

The Works Progress Administration (WPA), a federal agency created in 1935 to address the nation’s then-worst economic catastrophe, is getting a fresh look as we think about how to help millions of Americans left jobless in the pandemic. There’s a good reason for why. During its eight-year tenure, the WPA put more than eight million Americans to work on more than a million projects of public interest. These federal workers built roads and dams and electrified rural communities long-denied that necessity of modern life. Others were put to work creating public spaces, public art, and swelling the ranks of crucial service-sector jobs.

Jamie Merisotis https://www.luminafoundation.org/person/jamie-merisotis/

Jamie Merisotis, an international leader in higher education, human work, philanthropy, and public policy, has been Lumina’s president and CEO since 2008.

Kevin Corcoran https://www.luminafoundation.org/person/kevin-corcoran/

Kevin Corcoran leads Lumina Foundation’s strategic communications team. Before assuming this role in late 2016, he spent eight years overseeing design and policy work that promoted development of new higher education business and finance models. His areas of expertise include competency-based learning, state authorization of online degree programs, and outcomes-based funding.