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Lumina Foundation Designates Seven New Cities as Talent Hubs

May 30, 2018

Lumina Foundation, in partnership with The Kresge Foundation, has announced the designation of an additional seven communities across the country as Talent Hubs.

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We hope Walmart’s new education program inspires other employers to take action

May 30, 2018

With more than 1.3 million employees, Walmart is the nation’s largest private employer. And when Walmart takes on a challenge, people notice.

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College affordability, and why we should go beyond financial aid

May 18, 2018

Few issues concern students, parents and policymakers as much as college affordability. We’ve seen countless news stories about students struggling to pay tuition and fees while straining to balance work, family and financial obligations.

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Partnership between Credential Engine and the Navy launches

May 01, 2018

What do Credential Engine and the Navy have in common? In two words, competencies and credentials.

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‘Opportunity for all’ should be a reality – not just a bumper sticker

April 26, 2018

This week’s meeting of more than 200 business and education leaders from nearly 70 communities across the country was a great chance to hear what’s working as we work to grow the numbers of people with an education beyond high school.

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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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Prison education is about more than keeping offenders from returning

April 02, 2018

My colleague and friend, the Rev. Vivian Nixon, executive director of the College and Community Fellowship, said something that deeply moved me when we last spoke, "We know what happens to students who earn a postsecondary credential. Why in the world would the metrics and outcomes be any different for people who earn them while incarcerated?"

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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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