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Paying for higher education results might help Hoosiers

July 23, 2017

New funding approach appears to be working in Indiana. Lumina CEO Jamie Merisotis and Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers review outcomes-based funding research from Philadelphia-based Research for Action.

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Achieving Educational Equity in the United States

July 12, 2017

Lumina Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Danette Howard explains how a new Talent, Innovation, Equity initiative will work to create a “talent pipeline” connecting people with opportunities to find good-paying jobs and continue learning.

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The Nation's Largest Community College System Prepares for the Future

July 05, 2017

A new report from the Institute for the Future (IFTF) examines the California Community Colleges’ Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy initiative. The system is using a “solutions network" approach to transform community colleges. The network described in the report connects resources across institutions, eliminates waste, redundancy, and silos, and shares lessons from campuses to quickly capitalize on innovations.

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Rising to the Attainment Challenge: States Target Data, Equity

June 27, 2017

A growing number of states are setting ambitious goals to increase the numbers of people who complete education and training after high school. But as we saw at a convening of state policymakers brought together this week by Lumina Foundation, progress is about more than numbers.

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"Perfect storm" skills shortage threatens economy, but we have a path forward

June 22, 2017

Change can be hard, but we’ll get there. That’s the message of hope we heard at the 2017 Education Symposium this week with Army University, Lumina Foundation and the Competency-Based Education Network.

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The New Postsecondary Movement

June 21, 2017

Lumina Fellow Dewayne Matthews compares the national movement to make education beyond high school the norm to an earlier movement that–by the 1940s–made high school completion an expectation for all Americans.

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Lumina Foundation Joins with Army University and the Competency-Based Education Network to Host Education Symposium

June 19, 2017

Lumina Foundation, Army University, and the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) will host an education symposium June 20 and 21 in Kansas City, Mo., “A Competency-Based Approach to Talent: Connecting Military, Higher Education, and Workplace Learning.”

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Blog: Stronger Nation now features easy search, data browsing

June 09, 2017

There’s good news in Lumina Foundation’s latest Stronger Nation report on educational attainment, but the data show some challenges, too. Lumina’s Courtney Brown looks at the report – and a powerful new data visualization tool that puts the numbers in context.

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Investing for Impact

June 05, 2017

Two years after shifting the focus of its impact investing program, Lumina Foundation is building partnerships that give emerging companies the benefit of the Foundation’s network—multiplying the investment’s value and creating new opportunities along the way.

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