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Courtney Brown, Ph.D.

Courtney Brown, Ph.D., is the vice president of strategic impact at Lumina Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation focused specifically on increasing Americans’ postsecondary success. In this role, she oversees the Foundation’s efforts in the areas of strategic planning, impact, and learning. She also leads Lumina’s international engagement efforts.  Brown...Read bio »

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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‘Now is the time to unleash the talent in Puerto Rico’

May 20, 2019

Puerto Rico has plenty of talent – but too few opportunities to unleash it. I saw this first-hand on a recent visit to the island for a conference aimed at increasing education beyond high school for all Puerto Ricans.

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Lumina’s Goal-Exploration Tool highlights paths to educational progress

April 23, 2019

For 10 years Lumina Foundation has been documenting America’s growth in educational attainment through its signature report,  “A Stronger Nation.” Now we’re adding a powerful new section to the report that I think you’ll find informative and helpful.

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Lumina’s ‘Stronger Nation’ data tool unlocks wealth of information

April 03, 2019

The latest edition of A Stronger Nation, Lumina Foundation’s signature report on educational attainment, now offers an interactive tool that states and stakeholders can use to help tailor their efforts to boost education attainment.

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Increasing opportunity in higher education is a policy in many countries — up to a point

Dec 04, 2018

Countries around the world have made fairness and wider access to higher education a priority. And, while there have been some gains, many countries still fail to define concrete targets to enroll and support at-risk students in vulnerable conditions.

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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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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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New Data Released on Student Attainment Rates by Race and Ethnicity

April 26, 2017

Supplement to National Student Clearinghouse's Signature 12 report provides six-year completion rates, including degree and certificate completion, disaggregated by race and ethnicity for students who began postsecondary education in fall 2010.

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