Roadtrip Nation


Work is evolving. So can you.

Documentary begins airing Aug. 15 on PBS stations.


APM Reports

Students on the Move

Keeping uprooted kids in school

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PBS NewsHour's “Rethinking College”

Can ‘cultural proficiency’ among teachers help close the student achievement gap?


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Detroit Talent Hub

Expanded debt forgiveness program announced

The Detroit Regional Chamber targets 693,000 adults with college experience who have not yet earned degrees.

Forgiving small student debts News release

LIFTed 2019 Conference

Education Innovation Prize Challenge

Lumina event brought together entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders to drive innovation in education


Winners announced Demo Day recap

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Ten Questions for the Income-Share Agreement Debate

Aug 13, 2019

Though still in their infancy, income-share agreements (ISAs) already have many skeptics as well as defenders. Continued discussion and debate are needed to ensure the best outcomes, especially for students. But what exactly should we be discussing?

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Ensuring workers’ ‘soft skills’ is no cushy job

Aug 06, 2019

Two words summarize an increasingly important education and workforce issue — skills gap.

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Free college? We need to fix the root problems with college affordability

Aug 05, 2019

A redesign of the American post-high school education system needs to start with a fresh look at how work and learning can be integrated.

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