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"Roadtrippers" sought for cross-country RV trek exploring the future of work

April 09, 2018

Lumina Foundation is supporting a Roadtrip Nation documentary on the future of work and opportunities for people with no degree beyond high school. The first step is finding three “roadtrippers” interested in exploring their career and education prospects in a journey this fall across the country in one of Roadtrip Nation’s signature lime-green RVs.

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Lumina Foundation Announces 2018 Education Innovation Challenge Prizes

April 02, 2018

The winners of Lumina Foundation’s 2018 Education Innovation Challenge were chosen last week during a competition at the Lumina Investing in Future Talent and Education (LIFTed) Convening in New York City.

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The UMBC hype was great, but now we need to focus on broader issues of quality and equity in higher education

March 30, 2018

The stunning NCAA upset by University of Maryland, Baltimore County should boost admissions—and create a new cool factor—for a school that already deserves attention for its laudable focus on student success.

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Educating people in prison helps them find jobs and helps us build an equitable society

March 21, 2018

Lumina Foundation is expanding our efforts to promote education among present and former prison inmates—a program that makes sense both on economic and humanitarian grounds.

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Lumina Foundation makes investments to bolster prison education

March 21, 2018

Lumina Foundation is launching its strategy to help improve the quality of education programs in prisons and increase the number of people who are in prison, nearing release, or re-entering society able to earn college degrees or other post-high school credentials.

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Studies show how states can improve education after high school

March 06, 2018

States looking to raise the overall numbers of working-age residents with education and training after high school would benefit from focusing on populations who haven’t been well served in the past by colleges, universities, and other postsecondary education providers.

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Success and pain in ‘Tell Them We Are Rising’

Feb 13, 2018

“Tell Them We Are Rising” is the inspiring story of historically black colleges and universities, about higher education, and ultimately about our economic and social trajectory as a nation.

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Post-high school attainment update shows progress, but many are still left behind

Feb 09, 2018

Stronger Nation, the signature report from Lumina Foundation used by policymakers and media organizations across the country, has some good news and not-so-good news this week.

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Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Improving college affordability

Feb 06, 2018

I testified about college affordability today before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee as it considers reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Here's a look at the prepared remarks, along with a video of the testimony.

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