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Case Study: How Lumina Sharpened Its Focus on Eradicating Systemic Racism

Oct 16, 2017

Lumina Foundation has worked to increase its commitment to racial equity, primarily by helping its staff understand systemic racism better, according to a newly-released case study by Grantmakers for Education.

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Lumina's 17 Talent Hub Cities Promote Education, Equity

Oct 02, 2017

Lumina Foundation has recognized 17 communities across the country for extraordinary efforts to promote education beyond high school—efforts that a foundation official says will ultimately help families and the communities themselves.

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Next-Generation Quality Assurance for Tomorrow’s Talent

Sep 19, 2017

How do we know people are graduating with the skills to get good jobs? As education beyond high school evolves, a new Lumina-supported group is working to define the Essential Employability Qualities necessary to succeed in today's job market.

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We Need Radical Change to Hit 60 Percent by 2025

Sep 14, 2017

A new report from ETS highlights some of the challenges facing the United States as we work toward ensuring most people have the learning needed for middle-class success and public participation.

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In Gig Economy, It Takes More Than Grit to Get Ahead

Sep 07, 2017

For several years, I’ve been telling a story about how it used to be that someone could start working for a power company as a meter reader and eventually work their way up to CEO. Being a meter reader is a lousy job—out in the weather with dogs biting your ankles—but if you stuck it out, you might get picked for a company training program…

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America Needs DREAMers to Fuel the 21st Century Economy

Sep 05, 2017

Six months isn’t very long, but it’s long enough to show what kind of country we are. President Trump’s decision to end the Obama-era DACA program gives Congress six months to come up with a better idea—better, say, than throwing 800,000 people out of the country whose only offense was being brought here as children by their parents.

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Lumina Announces Attainment Challenge Grant Recipients

Aug 14, 2017

As another school year begins, a baker’s dozen of states have signed on to an ambitious program seeking to sharply raise the percentage of Americans with college degrees and high-quality certifications.

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We All Must Do More

Aug 14, 2017

There are moments that call for moral clarity and public accountability—moments that require us to affirm our core values and commit to concrete action in the face of deep threats. In the wake of shameful acts of racist violence and terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia, this is such a moment.

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Staying the Course to Meet Our Equity Imperative

Aug 07, 2017

Recent news that the U.S. Department of Justice might redirect resources to investigate the use of race in college admissions rightly prompted much-concerned commentary in policy and educational circles. It seems appropriate for the community to pause and reflect on the larger issues at stake in this important debate about equity and inclusion.

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