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New Data Released on Student Attainment Rates by Race and Ethnicity

Apr 26, 2017

Supplement to National Student Clearinghouse's Signature 12 report provides six-year completion rates, including degree and certificate completion, disaggregated by race and ethnicity for students who began postsecondary education in fall 2010.

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Does Higher Education Really Increase Economic Mobility?

Apr 10, 2017

Lumina Fellow Dewayne Matthews points to a study that provides fresh evidence that higher education is, in fact, an engine of upward mobility. The study suggests that if more institutions improve their “Mobility Index” as certain exemplary mid-tier institutions have done, the American dream would become a reality for millions more people

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Credential Engine Names Scott Cheney as First Executive Director

Mar 30, 2017

Credential Engine, a new 501C3 non-profit organization with a mission to improve transparency in the credentialing marketplace, has announced its first Executive Director, Scott Cheney. In this role, Cheney will lead Credential Engine’s groundbreaking technology initiative to scale and maintain a web-based Credential Registry which – through software apps built on the registry’s data – enables job seekers, students, workers, and employers to search for and compare credentials, as travel apps are used to compare flights, rental cars, and hotels.

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A Game-changing Solution to a Serious Credentialing Problem: Right Signals Initiative

Mar 23, 2017

Twenty community colleges are testing a framework for making their credentials more transparent as part of the Right Signals initiative. Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing and Workforce Holly Zanville discusses three important takeaways about the framework from a meeting of Community College presidents engaged in early trials.

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All Americans are 'college material'–and they must be

Mar 23, 2017

Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis outlined a vision for cultivating the talent needed for economic and social success in the luncheon keynote before an audience of institutional leaders at the Annual conference of UPCEA (University Professional and Continuing Education Association.)

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The Critical Role of Math Pathways in the Student Success Agenda

Mar 06, 2017

Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis spoke at the 2017 Summit on Mathematics Pathways in Indianapolis for the launch of a proposed national strategy for developing math pathways that will provide students the rigorous mathematics instruction that is most relevant to their chosen programs of study.

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10 Tips on Embedding Industry and Professional Certifications in Education Programs

Feb 27, 2017

Embedding industry certifications into education programs requires a great deal of collaboration between higher education and industry, but the benefits are shared by postsecondary institutions, employers and students alike.

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Americans need meaningful jobs. Learning beyond high school is the pathway to getting one.

Feb 23, 2017

The election of Donald J. Trump in 2016 makes it impossible to continue to ignore America’s jobs problem. Trump’s economic rhetoric—couched in nationalism and a promise to return to the good old days—appealed to the increasing number of Americans who can’t find meaningful work, support their families, or ascend the economic ladder.

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The Case for Talent Investment

Feb 21, 2017

Tuition assistance programs should be thought of as a key strategy for talent development, but they're often underutilized. Lumina Strategy Director Haley Glover rebukes three common arguments against talent investment.

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