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The requirements for handing out state financial aid can impact students of color negatively, but we can change that
Feb. 23, 2023
The way many states choose to dole out financial aid could have the “unintentional consequence of disproportionately excluding students who are Black or Hispanic and Latino,” new research shows.
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Shifting some strategies can help us put racial equity first
Aug. 3, 2021
When we launched our strategic plan, Lumina Foundation recommitted to doing all it can to reach the goal of at least 60 percent of Americans having a degree or some other high-quality credential beyond the high school diploma.
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There’s a better way to defuse racial tension and improve legislative debates
March 2, 2021
With the brutal killing of George Floyd and last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, more state legislatures are debating measures that intersect with how we think about race in society.
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Changes in how Lumina makes grants and awards contracts will highlight the need for racial justice and equity
Jan. 14, 2021
Lumina Foundation has a long-standing commitment to achieving racial equity—the point when an individual’s race or ethnicity no longer predicts educational outcomes. Creating a learning system in which Black, Hispanic, and Native American people are a priority was crucial to our launch 20 years
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Equity Narratives: For the undocumented, it’s hard to shake the grip of fear
Feb. 27, 2020
In our home country, my family was considered white and middle class. But all that changed when my family and I emigrated to the United States when I was 10 years old.
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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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Lumina offers grants to help states advance equity-minded leadership
May 21, 2019
Lumina Foundation is offering six-month grants of up to $50,000 for states that focus on some of the essential practices needed to grow equitable educational attainment.