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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Sustainable Development Goals

Lumina Foundation is helping Americans who’ve been left behind


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Strada / Gallup Study of Student Veterans

‘Enlisting’ providers to create stronger paths for military education and career success


New report: Veterans Without Degrees

Racing Toward Postsecondary Success

2019 NCAN National Conference, Indianapolis

National College Access Network honors Jamie Merisotis as Bob Craves Champion of College Access Awardee

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How Virginia joined the short list of “Talent, Innovation, and Equity” states leading the way in education and jobs progress

Nov 13, 2019

Two years after white supremacists marched in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, state leaders remain determined to show their commitment to inclusion. The latest sign of that mood could be the state's entry into Lumina Foundation’s growing partnership of leaders working to increase the number of people with college degrees and other credentials beyond high school.

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Lumina Foundation awards $500,000 grant to Virginia to close gaps in educational attainment

Nov 13, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS – Virginia today joins Colorado, Oregon, and Tennessee in receiving a Lumina Foundation grant to increase educational attainment for students of color. Lumina awards grants to states to help eliminate educational disparities between the overall population and their Black, Latino, and Native American residents.

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College accreditation rule leaves work yet to do

Nov 07, 2019

The federal government’s long-awaited final new regulations for accrediting postsecondary institutions are out — and the results are mixed. We see some encouraging steps forward, but also some troubling oversights. In short, there is still plenty of work to do.

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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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