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Free college? We need to fix the root problems with college affordability

Aug 05, 2019

A redesign of the American post-high school education system needs to start with a fresh look at how work and learning can be integrated.

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States can foster job growth by making it easier for people to learn throughout their lives

July 26, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY — The worlds of work and learning are merging in powerful ways, driven by the exponential growth in human knowledge. This means the abilities needed in the workplace go beyond simple “job skills” that can be learned quickly through a short-term training program.

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Earn degrees by showing what you’ve learned? What a concept!

July 24, 2019

When we say: “It’s about the learning,” we’re stating that educational quality shouldn’t be measured by a list of courses taken or grades earned or even the time students spend in classrooms. Rather, quality should be measured by what students actually learn — by the specific knowledge and skills they gain through their programs.

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College classes in prisons help everybody, and now more programs are proving it

July 22, 2019

In the last 40 years, the number of people in prison or jail in the United States has increased 10 times faster than the country’s population and now stands at more than 2 million. But after years of growth, the rate of incarceration has finally fallen, and we’ll see even more progress if we get behind one of today’s most positive trends.

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Lumina grants bring new urgency to boosting success among students of color

July 22, 2019

Lumina Foundation has selected seven states to receive short-term grants of up to $50,000 to advance equity-minded leadership aimed at increasing post-high school learning among students of color.

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Do income-share agreements actually work to hold down college costs? We’re finding out.

July 17, 2019

This summer marks the third anniversary of year-round Pell grants, where students can receive extra Pell funding to enroll in summer classes and complete their programs faster. Summer Pell is a critical resource, but it doesn’t begin to solve all of the affordability issues facing today’s students.

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Census fight isn’t over. Nonprofits need to help everyone stand up and be counted.

July 16, 2019

With border camps drawing scrutiny, the threat of federal immigration raids in major U.S. cities, and a recent focus on the 2020 census, it’s likely those who feel most threatened will be afraid to respond to the once-a-decade collection of individual data.

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Lumina Podcast – Pop culture can promote diversity, post-high school learning

July 02, 2019

In past episodes of the Lumina Foundation podcast “Today’s Students/Tomorrow’s Talent,” we’ve talked about learning at the system level. Episode 12 gets inside the classroom for a discussion of the connection between teaching and learning.

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When Discussing Student Loan Forgiveness, Start with Racial Justice

July 02, 2019

Pay attention to electoral politics long enough and you’re sure to hear the pundit’s admonition that a successful candidate campaigns in poetry and governs in prose.

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