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"Roadtrippers" sought for cross-country RV trek exploring the future of work

April 09, 2018

Lumina Foundation is supporting a Roadtrip Nation documentary on the future of work and opportunities for people with no degree beyond high school. The first step is finding three “roadtrippers” interested in exploring their career and education prospects in a journey this fall across the country in one of Roadtrip Nation’s signature lime-green RVs.

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Lumina Foundation Announces 2018 Education Innovation Challenge Prizes

April 02, 2018

The winners of Lumina Foundation’s 2018 Education Innovation Challenge were chosen last week during a competition at the Lumina Investing in Future Talent and Education (LIFTed) Convening in New York City.

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Lumina Foundation makes investments to bolster prison education

March 21, 2018

Lumina Foundation is launching its strategy to help improve the quality of education programs in prisons and increase the number of people who are in prison, nearing release, or re-entering society able to earn college degrees or other post-high school credentials.

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Studies show how states can improve education after high school

March 06, 2018

States looking to raise the overall numbers of working-age residents with education and training after high school would benefit from focusing on populations who haven’t been well served in the past by colleges, universities, and other postsecondary education providers.

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Success and pain in ‘Tell Them We Are Rising’

Feb 13, 2018

“Tell Them We Are Rising” is the inspiring story of historically black colleges and universities, about higher education, and ultimately about our economic and social trajectory as a nation.

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Post-high school attainment update shows progress, but many are still left behind

Feb 09, 2018

Stronger Nation, the signature report from Lumina Foundation used by policymakers and media organizations across the country, has some good news and not-so-good news this week.

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Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Improving college affordability

Feb 06, 2018

I testified about college affordability today before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee as it considers reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Here's a look at the prepared remarks, along with a video of the testimony.

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Education innovators competing for $50,000 in prizes

Jan 18, 2018

New ideas are around us everywhere, so it’s no surprise that Lumina Foundation is looking hard for the latest innovation in our field, as well. We’ll get a look at some intriguing ideas on March 27 in New York at Lumina’s third annual Education Innovation Prize Challenge.

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Lumina fund for racial justice and equity to begin accepting proposals

Jan 16, 2018

After last year’s racially motivated violence in Charlottesville, Lumina Foundation was among organizations that said the country must move beyond words to action. Today, in partnership with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, we are announcing the Lumina Fund for Racial Justice and Equity.

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