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Education innovators competing for $50,000 in prizes

Jan 18, 2018

New ideas are around us everywhere, so it’s no surprise that Lumina Foundation is looking hard for the latest innovation in our field, as well. We’ll get a look at some intriguing ideas on March 27 in New York at Lumina’s third annual Education Innovation Prize Challenge.

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Lumina fund for racial justice and equity to begin accepting proposals

Jan 16, 2018

After last year’s racially motivated violence in Charlottesville, Lumina Foundation was among organizations that said the country must move beyond words to action. Today, in partnership with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, we are announcing the Lumina Fund for Racial Justice and Equity.

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Lumina Foundation announces election of new board member

Jan 04, 2018

Lumina Foundation has announced the election of Morgan State University President David Wilson, Ed.D. to serve on its board of directors.

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Lumina Foundation Announces Support for Christian Theological Seminary's Faith and Action Project as Part of Grant Program Advancing Racial Justice and Equity

Dec 19, 2017

A $200,000 grant was awarded to support CTS's Faith & Action Project, which works to reduce poverty through solutions-driven approaches to problems rooted in racial bias and inequity in Indianapolis.

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Powerful, new technology isn't just displacing workers. It's uncovering learning pathways to employment in new fields.

Dec 07, 2017

A lot has been written about the impact of technology and whether robots and artificial intelligence will supplant humans. Far less has been said about the opportunities that advances in technology will create for building new credentialing systems that can capture and validate all forms of learning.

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Addressing Hate–Lumina's Response

Dec 04, 2017

To aid campuses and communities experiencing racial unrest and uncertainty, Lumina will support education and outreach that promote understanding, tolerance, and healing.

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Increasing Support for Adult Student Success Goal of Lumina Foundation Adult Promise Initiative

Nov 30, 2017

Lumina Foundation has awarded multi-year grants to five states that are addressing talent development by making clear financial commitments to serving adult students through an effort known as Adult Promise.

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Don’t Forget Damaris

Nov 30, 2017

Nearly two years ago we told you about Damaris Ortiz, who was born in Mexico and immigrated to California in her teens. Now pursuing a bachelor’s degree, her path remains difficult. She and many students like her have obligations that go beyond the classroom, which is why we need to emphasize policies that better meet students’ needs.

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In Support of a Clear, Shared Definition of College Affordability

Nov 16, 2017

College affordability—two simple words. Two critically important, yet distressingly hollow words. Policymakers, college administrators, and student advocates all use this term, but no one seems to precisely define what it means or what achieving it would look like.

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