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Staying the Course to Meet Our Equity Imperative

Aug 07, 2017

Recent news that the U.S. Department of Justice might redirect resources to investigate the use of race in college admissions rightly prompted much-concerned commentary in policy and educational circles. It seems appropriate for the community to pause and reflect on the larger issues at stake in this important debate about equity and inclusion.

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Success is not a Zero-Sum Game

May 09, 2017

Success is not in limited supply nor is it available only to those who attend elite institutions. Lumina Fellow Dewayne Matthews comments on the latest evidence showing that the most selective universities are failing to enroll thousands of highly qualified low-income students.

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Lumina Foundation Releases Guidebook Outlining Campus Strategies for Supporting Low-Income Students

June 22, 2015

Beyond Financial Aid calls on colleges and universities to rethink student financial support, increase student success

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New Research: Affirmative Action Based on Disadvantage Could Increase Racial Diversity at America’s Most Elite Colleges

June 17, 2014

New research reveals African-American and Hispanic enrollments at America’s 193 most elite colleges would more than double if the top ten percent of every class were guaranteed admission and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds were given an admissions boost.

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Lumina Ideas Summit: New pathways to higher education diversity

June 17, 2014

Live streamed summit will reinforce the importance of racial and socioeconomic diversity in higher education, and identify new paths to achieving these goals relative to legal constraints recently determined by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Thirty-five communities added to Lumina Foundation's community-based postsecondary education attainment strategy

June 05, 2014

Today, 35 new U.S. communities were announced in the second cohort of Lumina Foundation’s community-based postsecondary education attainment strategy. The strategy was designed to help communities and regions dramatically increase the number of local residents with postsecondary credentials.

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New report shows largest year-over-year college attainment increase since 2008

April 22, 2014

As the global demand for postsecondary skills and knowledge continues to increase, a new report released today by Lumina Foundation shows that America achieved its largest year-over-year increase in degree attainment since 2008. While the momentum is encouraging, other countries are still outpacing the U.S. in educational achievement, and persistent equity gaps remain that must be addressed through a redesign of America’s higher education system.

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Remarks on the My Brother's Keeper Initiative

Feb 27, 2014

Statement from Jamie Merisotis on the My Brother's Keeper initiative.

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The Completion Goal and the National Outlook

Oct 30, 2013

On college campuses everywhere, nontraditional is the new norm. Higher education systems must enhance their social equity agenda to better serve 21st century students and ensure economic progress for the nation.

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