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‘Now is the time to unleash the talent in Puerto Rico’

May 20, 2019

Puerto Rico has plenty of talent – but too few opportunities to unleash it. I saw this first-hand on a recent visit to the island for a conference aimed at increasing education beyond high school for all Puerto Ricans.

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Adults hold the key to increasing national attainment numbers

May 14, 2019

As a kid, I loved numbers. I loved the certainty they provided when counting items and comparing groups. Even today, my love for numbers – and data, more broadly – has not wavered. Numbers tell where you stand: good or bad. They can be a cause for celebration or a call to action. As an adult, I work with my colleagues at Lumina Foundation to increase the nation’s attainment numbers.

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Lumina’s Goal-Exploration Tool highlights paths to educational progress

April 23, 2019

For 10 years Lumina Foundation has been documenting America’s growth in educational attainment through its signature report,  “A Stronger Nation.” Now we’re adding a powerful new section to the report that I think you’ll find informative and helpful.

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Stronger Nation data visualization can aid the effort to boost education levels

April 04, 2019

A Stronger Nation, Lumina Foundation’s signature online report tracking the share of adults 25 to 64 with education and training after high school, has added a new goal-exploration tool to its national and state data that can be used by policy officials and journalists.

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Lumina’s ‘Stronger Nation’ data tool unlocks wealth of information

April 03, 2019

The latest edition of A Stronger Nation, Lumina Foundation’s signature report on educational attainment, now offers an interactive tool that states and stakeholders can use to help tailor their efforts to boost education attainment.

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Post-high school attainment update shows progress, but many are still left behind

Feb 09, 2018

Stronger Nation, the signature report from Lumina Foundation used by policymakers and media organizations across the country, has some good news and not-so-good news this week.

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We Need Radical Change to Hit 60 Percent by 2025

Sep 14, 2017

A new report from ETS highlights some of the challenges facing the United States as we work toward ensuring most people have the learning needed for middle-class success and public participation.

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America Needs DREAMers to Fuel the 21st Century Economy

Sep 05, 2017

Six months isn’t very long, but it’s long enough to show what kind of country we are. President Trump’s decision to end the Obama-era DACA program gives Congress six months to come up with a better idea—better, say, than throwing 800,000 people out of the country whose only offense was being brought here as children by their parents.

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We All Must Do More

Aug 14, 2017

There are moments that call for moral clarity and public accountability—moments that require us to affirm our core values and commit to concrete action in the face of deep threats. In the wake of shameful acts of racist violence and terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia, this is such a moment.

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