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Education is changing lives at California’s San Quentin prison

Oct 18, 2018

San Quentin, one of the country’s most notorious prisons and the subject of movies, songs, and TV shows, is fast becoming known for something else: rehabilitation.

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States play a key role in identifying credentials of value

Oct 17, 2018

Nearly everybody agrees that young people need to start learning about the world of work early — even in high school. The question — which credentials can they earn — really matters. State officials and others need to sort this out, and now there’s some new help in figuring out one of education’s most vexing problems.

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Robots, A.I., education: The future of learning and work

Oct 01, 2018

How we work is changing, so fast that it’s possible to miss the way that robots, artificial intelligence and the rise of new-collar workers are changing something else: How we learn.

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The future of learning and work: Making sure that all learning counts

Sep 28, 2018

Good afternoon. I’m delighted to be part of this discussion on the next steps in higher education … and how to ensure that it remains a positive force in the lives of people throughout the world.

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Lumina names New York-based leader in corporate philanthropy Chauncy Lennon to executive team

Sep 25, 2018

Following a national search, Lumina Foundation has named workforce expert Chauncy Lennon to the newly created role of vice president for the future of learning and work.

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The case for college data transparency

Sep 25, 2018

If you were making one of the most important and expensive decisions of your life, how much of the necessary information would you want to have? About 100 percent? 75 percent? Would you settle for 50 percent?

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College finances: Going back to school complicated for some adults

Sep 20, 2018

We celebrate the idea that earning a bachelor’s degree results in an average of $1 million in additional lifetime income. But future earnings don’t mean much when you’re a student struggling to make rent, pay for tuition, and cover all your other expenses.

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National education, policy, and workforce experts join Lumina's Quality Credentials Task Force

Sep 05, 2018

Lumina Foundation is convening a new Quality Credentials Task Force comprising 20 leaders in education, policy, and workforce development to explore new ways to assure the quality of a college education and other forms of learning beyond high school. The group will meet periodically, starting with a two-day launch meeting that begins today.

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Starting college? Think about internships now

Aug 29, 2018

The problem with most college commencement speeches is that they come too late. By the time graduates cross the stage, the experience is over. What students — even those in their first year — really need is a commencement-style dollop of wisdom while there’s still time to make big choices.

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