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An updated map helps show the way along the learn-and-work highway

Jan 23, 2020

As any traveler will tell you, nothing aids progress so much as a good map. That’s a lesson more than 30 funders are learning firsthand as they explore ways to create a more seamless system of education and workforce training.

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Communities in Indiana, Florida, and Ohio join 22 U.S. Talent Hubs

Jan 22, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — Four communities with demonstrated success in growing and attracting talent are the latest to receive the Talent Hub designation from Lumina Foundation in partnership with Kresge Foundation.

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Why adults quit college and how to bring them back

Dec 17, 2019

From our freshman through senior years of college, my roommate worked tirelessly at Applebee’s Bar and Grill so she could afford to attend school. It’s not easy to balance work and school, but she figured it out.

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New Report: American Adults Cite Work-Related Issues 
as Top Reason for Stopping Out of College

Dec 17, 2019

A new report released today by Lumina Foundation, Strada Education Network ,and Gallup finds that American adults without college degrees were most likely to withdraw from school because of their challenges in balancing the demands of school, employment and other responsibilities.

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College credit where credit is due – the move toward ‘recognition for prior learning’

Dec 11, 2019

With a little help, nearly 36 million Americans who spent some time at college but never finished could be encouraged to resume their studies and get their degrees.

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Chambers of Commerce: Unlikely, but effective champions of education success

Dec 03, 2019

When we talk about the roles that businesses and higher education institutions play in preparing people for the world of work, rarely do we discuss the influence that chambers of commerce can have in that vital, shared effort.

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Five keys to financially responsible prison higher education programs

Nov 26, 2019

For society, investing in college-in-prison is a fiscal no-brainer. The benefits of college for people who are incarcerated are the same as anybody else, of course: productive work, contributions to the economy, and contributions to community life.

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Collaboration beats competition: HBCUs work together for student success

Nov 20, 2019

With rising costs and tightening resources amid debate over the value of a college degree, competition across higher education is fierce. But what happens when a few colleges and universities decide to collaborate instead?

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When it comes to higher ed, there's no debate about what today's students need

Nov 19, 2019

Think of a presidential primary campaign like a boisterous family discussion around the holiday dinner table. Everyone has their own ideas, many disagree, and the arguments are loud, lively, and passionate.

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