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Lumina Foundation Releases Guidebook Outlining Campus Strategies for Supporting Low-Income Students

June 22, 2015

Beyond Financial Aid calls on colleges and universities to rethink student financial support, increase student success

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National Alliance Formed to Improve College Completion for Low-Income and First-Generation College Students; Raises $5.7 Million

Aug 14, 2014

The University Innovation Alliance is a newly-formed alliance of 11 top public research universities focused on helping 21st century students earn college degrees. The alliance is developing a “national playbook” of programs to benefit low-income and first-generation students.

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Gallup-Purdue Index Releases Inaugural Findings of National Landmark Study

May 06, 2014

The inaugural Gallup-Purdue Index (GPI) finds that to meet the talent demands of our nation we need a higher education system that is student- and learning-centered, producing students with good lives and good jobs. The GPI is a new and unique tool that will help institutions improve and accomplish these outcomes. The study also finds that students who were closely engaged with faculty or participated in an internship-type program were more likely to be engaged at work and have high well-being.

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New report shows largest year-over-year college attainment increase since 2008

April 22, 2014

As the global demand for postsecondary skills and knowledge continues to increase, a new report released today by Lumina Foundation shows that America achieved its largest year-over-year increase in degree attainment since 2008. While the momentum is encouraging, other countries are still outpacing the U.S. in educational achievement, and persistent equity gaps remain that must be addressed through a redesign of America’s higher education system.

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Danette Howard Joins Lumina Foundation as Vice President

March 31, 2014

Lumina Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Danette Howard as vice president for policy and mobilization.

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InnoCentive and Lumina Foundation Announce Winners of College Scorecard Design Challenge

Dec 19, 2013

InnoCentive and Lumina Foundation today announced two winners of a College Scorecard Design Challenge focused on building upon the College Scorecard released by The White House last February. More than 390 submissions were received, Lumina’s team reviewed the top 50, and organizers hope the best suggestions are considered as future iterations of the Scorecard are developed.

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Starting the Alignment Conversation: Lumina Releases Report on Connecting K-12 and Higher Education via Common Core State Standards and Degree Qualification Profile

Oct 18, 2013

Lumina Foundation has issued a report that examines how Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Degree Qualification Profile (DQP) can better forge alignment between the nation’s K-12 and postsecondary education systems.

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The Economist and Lumina Foundation Announce Winner and Finalists of the "Quantified Work Challenge" through InnoCentive

Sep 30, 2013

Paul Duan was awarded $10,000 for his InnoCentive submission at The Economist’s Human Potential Forum 2013. Peter C. Honebein, Ph.D. and Chris Gray were recognized as finalists in the InnoCentive "Quantified Work Challenge."

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State Authorization Reciprocity Initiative Appoints Executive Director and Board

Sep 20, 2013

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), a new initiative that will create interstate reciprocity in the regulation of postsecondary distance education, has appointed Marshall Hill as its executive director.

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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.