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We’re short of skilled workers – so train more of them instead of relying on tax breaks for development

Nov 06, 2019

Instead of spending $50 billion on tax incentives to lure businesses to their communities, state and local governments would be better off allocating at least half of that money for job training.

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Death of the entry-level job? No way, if major firms have anything to say about it.

June 17, 2019

As my colleague Haley Glover likes to point out, business is the largest consumer of education and has the most at stake when it comes to having a well-educated workforce. So what are corporations doing to educate workers?

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Podcast: Students, faculty, staff all feel the pain in college closures

May 28, 2019

Laura De Veau had been with Mount Ida College for 10 years—first as director of residence life, then later as vice president for student affairs—when the Newton, Massachusetts, school announced on April 6, 2018, that it would be closing down six weeks later.

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Don’t lose your mind over ‘brain drain’ - focus on creating talent

May 06, 2019

A new report documents the mobility of highly educated people in the United States, offering a grim new portrait of how such movement affects communities.

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Panel of ‘today’s students’ speak their truth to college experts

May 01, 2019

University of Michigan students looking for help with their finances ended up helping themselves—with a crowd-sourced book on making it through college on a budget.

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New Program To Help Former Students Eliminate Debt While Finishing Degrees and Certificates

April 30, 2019

Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber with higher education institution partners Henry Ford College (HFC), Oakland University (OU), and Wayne State University (WSU) announced an innovative new program that will remove a primary barrier to degree completion for thousands of adults in the Detroit region.

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Forgiving small student debts can have a huge impact

April 30, 2019

We’re used to thinking of America’s student loan debt in terms of its colossal aggregate—more than $1.4 trillion, a figure that exceeds even our ballooning credit card debt and increasingly animates political debate.

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Keynote: Race, wealth and attainment linked, says Brookings scholar

April 30, 2019

Race, property, college debt—they all intersect in a way that demands more of the country’s attention, says Brookings Institution scholar, educator, and author Andre Perry.

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Nothing grows without investment – Building fairness in education

Jan 20, 2019

Dr. Andre Perry, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, studies race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion, and he says it’s not talent that prevents black communities from thriving. It’s inequity.

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Lumina Foundation: Working to ensure a quality education for all Americans
Lumina Foundation: Working to ensure a quality education for all Americans
August 8, 2019

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in the United States that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all.