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We Can Innovate Responsibly While Protecting Students

Sep 21, 2017

Lumina Foundation CEO: Report on Western Governors University shouldn't tarnish gains made in competency-based education.

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The New Postsecondary Movement

June 21, 2017

Lumina Fellow Dewayne Matthews compares the national movement to make education beyond high school the norm to an earlier movement that–by the 1940s–made high school completion an expectation for all Americans.

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New Assessment Tool Puts For-Profit Focus on Student Success

Oct 07, 2016

After two years of development, B Lab has released voluntary standards for for-profit universities operating as public benefit corporations to establish themselves as B Lab-certified social enterprises. This addendum supplements the existing benchmarking tool, which may be used by nonprofit and for-profit entities of all types to establish they are doing well by doing good.

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Outcomes-Based Funding: Lessons for Colleges and Universities

July 14, 2016

Lumina releases the third and final round of papers exploring how public colleges and universities are responding to moves nationally by state policymakers toward the use of outcomes-based funding and away from enrollment-based funding.

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Outcomes-Based Funding: Important Takeaways for State Policymakers

March 10, 2016

A new series of reports argue for tying public funding to student outcomes.

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Lumina Foundation Papers Highlight How Outcomes-Based Funding Focuses Public Colleges and Universities on Increasing Student Completion

Nov 03, 2015

Lumina Foundation released the first installment in a series of papers on how states and public institutions are using new outcomes-based funding models to improve upon outdated performance- and enrollment-based funding approaches.

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Arne Duncan’s Legacy: The Difference That Strong Leadership Can Make

Oct 05, 2015

Arne Duncan’s recent announcement that he’ll be departing as U.S. secretary of education provides an opportunity to reflect on his accomplishments in bringing critical higher-education issues to the forefront and helping tackle some of the sector’s most pressing challenges.

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Merisotis Urges Congress to Improve Veterans Education to Meet National Talent Needs

Sep 10, 2015

Written testimony Prepared for the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on the topic: A Review of Licensing and Credentialing Standards for Servicemembers and Veterans: Do Barriers Still Remain?

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Should College Be Free?, Aspen Ideas Fest, 2015

July 07, 2015

Competency-based education articulates what a degree should mean based around the learning rather than the number of earned credits. Lumina President Jamie Merisotis discusses affordability, equity, student debt, and new learning models in the tutorial session "Should College Be Free?" at the Aspen Ideas Festival 2015.

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Stronger Nation 2017 demonstration
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June 19, 2017

A Stronger Nation 2017 report uses Census data to track progress in degree attainment at several levels – nationally, in metropolitan areas, in all 50 states, and down to the county level. It also contains national data and state-specific estimates that show attainment of high-quality postsecondary certificates.