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The time is right to ensure that all quality learning counts

Oct 31, 2019

People who want to learn but can’t afford or get access to education and training after high school should be helped with high-quality programs that result in degrees, certificates and other credentials. As always, though, the question is, how do we ensure that new programs live up to their promise of offering pathways to new and better careers?

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Gramps knew that all learning matters; it’s time to make it all count

Oct 08, 2019

The smartest man I’ve ever known was my grandfather. A child of immigrants, he came of age during the Great Depression, served his country in World War II as an Air Force mechanic, and was an entrepreneur his entire life.

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Veterans say non-degree credentials pay off

Oct 08, 2019

Strada Education Network and Lumina Foundation today released a national survey of more than 30,000 U.S. veterans, which found those without degrees are much more likely to hold certificates or certifications than their non-veteran peers.

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‘Enlisting’ providers to create stronger paths for military education and career success

Oct 08, 2019

When it comes to helping people continue to learn after high school and earn credentials for career success, what can we learn from the military? As it turns out, a great deal.

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Lumina podcast: Time to recognize lessons learned in the military

Oct 07, 2019

Veterans leave the military with training and skills that can be incredibly useful in the civilian world. But many find that when they enroll in higher education, they get little or no credit for what they’ve learned.

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Recognizing learning outside of the classroom: Lumina Foundation awards $3.5 million in grants for “All Learning Counts” initiative

Sep 30, 2019

Lumina Foundation is releasing $3.5 million in grants to nine organizations committed to building clearer pathways to degrees and other credentials for adults, especially for people of color and Native learners.

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An iconic travel company sinks – and there’s a lesson here for higher ed

Sep 26, 2019

Ever since I returned from a six-month sabbatical in London this year, I’m naturally more inclined to follow news developments in the UK. Interestingly, what caught my eye this week wasn’t just Brexit or the Supreme Court’s ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue (discontinue) Parliament was illegal. That’s a big story, to be sure, with implications for the future of democracy in the UK, and perhaps other parts of the world.

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Competency-based education conference will feature new research, best practices

Sep 18, 2019

This year’s CBExchange conference will look at new research on competency-based education and give attendees a chance to see the latest design models and materials for developing programs of their own.

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Earn degrees by showing what you’ve learned? What a concept!

July 24, 2019

When we say: “It’s about the learning,” we’re stating that educational quality shouldn’t be measured by a list of courses taken or grades earned or even the time students spend in classrooms. Rather, quality should be measured by what students actually learn — by the specific knowledge and skills they gain through their programs.

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