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Lumina Foundation Joins with Army University and the Competency-Based Education Network to Host Education Symposium

June 19, 2017

Lumina Foundation, Army University, and the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) will host an education symposium June 20 and 21 in Kansas City, Mo., “A Competency-Based Approach to Talent: Connecting Military, Higher Education, and Workplace Learning.”

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Lumina Foundation Interviews edX about New MicroMasters® Programs

May 22, 2017

Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing & Workforce Development Holly Zanville interviews the project lead for the edX grant, Nina Huntemann, director of academics and research, to see how the work is going.

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When looking back moves people ahead

May 06, 2017

Nationally, colleges and universities have been working with officials in their states to ensure students receive credit for the associate’s degrees they've earned while working toward their bachelor’s—even if they stop before finishing. Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis writes about the game-changer called reverse transfer in the Indianapolis Business Journal.

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The Big Idea: A Service Year

April 05, 2017

Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing and Workforce Development Holly Zanville suggests ways for colleges and universities to open credentialing pathways for service year corps members to help create a win-win for learners, employers, and communities alike.

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Credential Engine Names Scott Cheney as First Executive Director

March 30, 2017

Credential Engine, a new 501C3 non-profit organization with a mission to improve transparency in the credentialing marketplace, has announced its first Executive Director, Scott Cheney. In this role, Cheney will lead Credential Engine’s groundbreaking technology initiative to scale and maintain a web-based Credential Registry which – through software apps built on the registry’s data – enables job seekers, students, workers, and employers to search for and compare credentials, as travel apps are used to compare flights, rental cars, and hotels.

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It's Time to Build a GPS for Credentialing

March 29, 2017

Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing and Workforce Development Holly Zanville outlines the vision for a networked system of data that will provide accurate, current, and transparent information about all credentials.

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A Game-changing Solution to a Serious Credentialing Problem: Right Signals Initiative

March 23, 2017

Twenty community colleges are testing a framework for making their credentials more transparent as part of the Right Signals initiative. Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing and Workforce Holly Zanville discusses three important takeaways about the framework from a meeting of Community College presidents engaged in early trials.

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Foundations work to close higher education gap through associate’s degree-attainment effort

July 07, 2015

Six major foundations today announced results from a joint initiative to increase postsecondary attainment by easing the path to completing associate’s degrees. Over its 15-month duration, the program, Credit When It’s Due, enabled 7,000 students from 11 states to secure associate’s degrees –helping to reduce the sizable ranks of Americans with some college but no degree.

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Diverse Group Of National Organizations Launches Dialogue Aimed At Transforming America's System Of Postsecondary Credentials

June 11, 2015

Lumina Foundation today released a thought piece, called “Connecting Credentials: A Beta Credentials Framework,” designed to frame the meaning of various credentials in terms of the knowledge and skills that recipients of each credential should have.

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