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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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Inside the Big Confusing Credentialing Tent: A New Mission to Understand Non-Degree Credentials

June 27, 2019

New research is showing the growing value of credentials—but the trouble is, no one seems to fully grasp what credentials are, or how to decipher terms like non-degree and sub-degree.

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Innovative community colleges focus on real student success

May 22, 2019

The news sounded good at first: My 18-year-old niece is enrolling in the local technical college to become a phlebotomist, a person who draws blood from patients. But my enthusiasm turned to skepticism the more I investigated.

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When funders call for a map of credential transparency initiatives, we should pay attention

Feb 04, 2019

The ever-shifting landscape of education and work has raised the stakes higher than ever for students to choose wisely when considering education and training programs.

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Creating a post-high school learning system for everybody

Nov 06, 2018

Lumina is proud to release a Request for Information to help us learn more about how post-high school providers – colleges and universities, employers, workforce training providers, state systems, and consortia – recognize and validate learning gained outside college courses.

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States play a key role in identifying credentials of value

Oct 17, 2018

Nearly everybody agrees that young people need to start learning about the world of work early — even in high school. The question — which credentials can they earn — really matters. State officials and others need to sort this out, and now there’s some new help in figuring out one of education’s most vexing problems.

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The case for college data transparency

Sep 25, 2018

If you were making one of the most important and expensive decisions of your life, how much of the necessary information would you want to have? About 100 percent? 75 percent? Would you settle for 50 percent?

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Conference to share CBE experiences, focus on best practices

Aug 20, 2018

Join the growing network of higher education leaders and innovators at this year's CBExchange conference on competency-based education, Sept. 25-27 in Orlando.

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Building blocks for a connected learn and work ecosystem in an uncertain AI future

Aug 01, 2018

Building a well-connected ecosystem that brings together education and the workforce is critical to the continuing evolution of the labor market.

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