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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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Blog: Stronger Nation now features easy search, data browsing

June 09, 2017

There’s good news in Lumina Foundation’s latest Stronger Nation report on educational attainment, but the data show some challenges, too. Lumina’s Courtney Brown looks at the report – and a powerful new data visualization tool that puts the numbers in context.

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A Statewide Approach to Service Year ─ the Virginia Model

April 18, 2017

The Service Year Alliance wants to create 1 million job placements in the public sector annually. One way to reach this goal is by taking a statewide approach. Lumina's Holly Zanville suggests Virginia's innovative approach to service year expansion could be replicated in any state to drastically increase participation among employers, communities, and students.

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Does Higher Education Really Increase Economic Mobility?

April 10, 2017

Lumina Fellow Dewayne Matthews points to a study that provides fresh evidence that higher education is, in fact, an engine of upward mobility. The study suggests that if more institutions improve their “Mobility Index” as certain exemplary mid-tier institutions have done, the American dream would become a reality for millions more people

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