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Veterans say non-degree credentials pay off

Oct 08, 2019

Strada Education Network and Lumina Foundation today released a national survey of more than 30,000 U.S. veterans, which found those without degrees are much more likely to hold certificates or certifications than their non-veteran peers.

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‘Enlisting’ providers to create stronger paths for military education and career success

Oct 08, 2019

When it comes to helping people continue to learn after high school and earn credentials for career success, what can we learn from the military? As it turns out, a great deal.

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Lumina podcast: Time to recognize lessons learned in the military

Oct 07, 2019

Veterans leave the military with training and skills that can be incredibly useful in the civilian world. But many find that when they enroll in higher education, they get little or no credit for what they’ve learned.

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Recognizing learning outside of the classroom: Lumina Foundation awards $3.5 million in grants for “All Learning Counts” initiative

Sep 30, 2019

Lumina Foundation is releasing $3.5 million in grants to nine organizations committed to building clearer pathways to degrees and other credentials for adults, especially for people of color and Native learners.

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An iconic travel company sinks – and there’s a lesson here for higher ed

Sep 26, 2019

Ever since I returned from a six-month sabbatical in London this year, I’m naturally more inclined to follow news developments in the UK. Interestingly, what caught my eye this week wasn’t just Brexit or the Supreme Court’s ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue (discontinue) Parliament was illegal. That’s a big story, to be sure, with implications for the future of democracy in the UK, and perhaps other parts of the world.

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Focus magazine: Rural college students are a vast and vital national resource

Sep 23, 2019

We’ve all heard the phrase “flyover country,” the dismissive term often used by coastal elites to describe the vast middle parts of the nation that they tend — or choose — to ignore. Those two words encapsulate a troubling view — the idea that the nation’s less populated areas are somehow less important or less valuable, that the people there can rightly be overlooked.

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Competency-based education conference will feature new research, best practices

Sep 18, 2019

This year’s CBExchange conference will look at new research on competency-based education and give attendees a chance to see the latest design models and materials for developing programs of their own.

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Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation President and CEO, Receives 2019 Champion of College Access Award

Sep 16, 2019

NCAN presented Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, with the Bob Craves Champion of College Access and Success Award today during this year's national conference in Indianapolis.

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2019 Champion of College Access and Success award acceptance speech

Sep 16, 2019

I can’t tell you how honored I am to be with all of you … and to receive this recognition. It’s especially meaningful because of what you just heard—that my life’s work has been aimed intentionally at what each of you in this room does every day.

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