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2019 Champion of College Access and Success award acceptance speech

Sep 16, 2019

I can’t tell you how honored I am to be with all of you … and to receive this recognition. It’s especially meaningful because of what you just heard—that my life’s work has been aimed intentionally at what each of you in this room does every day.

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Lumina Funds Journalists Who Shape the Narrative

Sep 15, 2019

Lumina makes grants to support education journalism and training in the field of education reporting. The foundation's strategic media grants support efforts that rethink how education and training are delivered to an increasingly diverse group of students, in order to increase the overall education attainment rate in the United States.

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Urban League's Marc Morial: Good jobs critical in erasing effects of discrimination

Sep 09, 2019

To help people learn the skills they need to get better jobs and move up the economic ladder, community-based workforce providers are as important as community colleges and four-year colleges.

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Lumina Quality Credentials Task Force Unveils New Approach to Assure Quality of Post‒High School Learning

Sep 09, 2019

A new report, Unlocking the Nation’s Potential, calls for collaboration across sectors to ensure equitable access to quality programs.

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Higher-ed quality shouldn’t be about elitism – it should be about addressing learning and opportunity

Sep 09, 2019

We all know that we have a legacy as a nation of defining educational quality based far too much on prestige and exclusivity. Our systems of quality assurance assumed a particular type of student on a particular type of path.

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Fifty years after protests, civil rights advocates are needed more than ever

Sep 05, 2019

We can’t achieve racial equity in higher education without an avid defense of civil rights. Within the past year, Lumina Foundation has focused on supporting civil rights organizations to increase their capacity to advocate for federal policies that can better serve today’s students.

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College classes in prison can unlock an eager, committed group of potential learners.

Aug 29, 2019

As the pool of high school seniors declines nationally, prisons represent an especially promising new source of potential students. Incarcerated individuals can succeed as college students, and higher education—if provided thoughtfully and equitably—can make a huge difference in their lives and the lives of others.

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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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