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Katherine Wheatle, Ph.D.

Katherine Wheatle is Lumina's strategy officer for finance and federal policy.  Wheatle previously served as a research analyst at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) and as a research associate at the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, and consulted for the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) of...Read bio »

Fifty years after protests, civil rights advocates are needed more than ever

Sep 05, 2019

We can’t achieve racial equity in higher education without an avid defense of civil rights. Within the past year, Lumina Foundation has focused on supporting civil rights organizations to increase their capacity to advocate for federal policies that can better serve today’s students.

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New report, old story: To succeed in college, money matters

June 11, 2019

College students of limited means receive much less support from Pell Grants today than in the past and have a much lower chance of graduating within six years, a new report shows.

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Four ways to make college financial aid more fair

March 05, 2019

The Great Recession ended 10 years ago this summer, but a decade of economic recovery has failed to lift the prospects for millions of college students staring down more than $1.5 trillion in education debt.

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