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Prison education: Making the most of a second chance

March 05, 2019

Since 1994, when the Violent Crimes Act banned incarcerated people from receiving federal financial aid, millions of Americans have cycled through prisons, only a fraction able to obtain high-quality higher education.

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Innovation, quality outcomes must be top concerns for college boards

Feb 22, 2019

Important changes in our approaches to learning after high school are being led by many college educators and urgently demanded by lawmakers, policy leaders, and the public.

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Michigan sets 60% higher ed goal

Feb 20, 2019

Establishing a statewide goal to help raise Michigan’s post-high school education level will benefit everybody, not just those who get the training, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said.

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Homeless, hungry college students deserve better

Feb 20, 2019

Uncertainty is part of college: We’re unsure about what major to choose, about homework and class assignments. We’re trying to figure it all out at once. But the worst stress comes from being unsure whether you’ll have a home or enough food.

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America has fallen behind in the global education race

Feb 18, 2019

We’re getting better but we’re still a long way from great when it comes to post-high school learning in the United States.

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Experienced broadcast producer to lead Lumina's media outreach

Feb 12, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS—Lumina Foundation has named Tracy Chen, vice president of broadcast operations at Grow INdiana Media Ventures and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning weekly TV show Inside INdiana Business, to the newly created position of director of media strategy.

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“I decided to keep going” – High school dropout to college freshman

Feb 11, 2019

Nyla Wills dropped out of high school as a sophomore about six years ago to help care for her ailing mother and work to support the family. In 2017, when it came time to continue her education, she did so through a Goodwill Excel Center.

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When funders call for a map of credential transparency initiatives, we should pay attention

Feb 04, 2019

The ever-shifting landscape of education and work has raised the stakes higher than ever for students to choose wisely when considering education and training programs.

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New research: Service years are a pathway to careers and college completion

Jan 28, 2019

Veterans of service year programs such as AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, YouthBuild, Teach for America, and VISTA go on to complete bachelor’s degrees at twice the rate of their peers and find jobs in occupations with annual salaries of as much as $80,000, new research shows.

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