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Census fight isn’t over. Nonprofits need to help everyone stand up and be counted.

July 16, 2019

With border camps drawing scrutiny, the threat of federal immigration raids in major U.S. cities, and a recent focus on the 2020 census, it’s likely those who feel most threatened will be afraid to respond to the once-a-decade collection of individual data.

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Lumina offers grants to help states advance equity-minded leadership

May 21, 2019

Lumina Foundation is offering six-month grants of up to $50,000 for states that focus on some of the essential practices needed to grow equitable educational attainment.

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Forgiving small student debts can have a huge impact

April 30, 2019

We’re used to thinking of America’s student loan debt in terms of its colossal aggregate—more than $1.4 trillion, a figure that exceeds even our ballooning credit card debt and increasingly animates political debate.

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New Program To Help Former Students Eliminate Debt While Finishing Degrees and Certificates

April 30, 2019

Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber with higher education institution partners Henry Ford College (HFC), Oakland University (OU), and Wayne State University (WSU) announced an innovative new program that will remove a primary barrier to degree completion for thousands of adults in the Detroit region.

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Education policy is about finding solutions – and compromise

April 22, 2019

The federal Higher Education Act hasn’t been reauthorized since 2008, and with a divided Congress it’s not likely to be again this year. But several states are instituting strategies that could eventually be worth replicating.

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Florida aims for ‘top 10 global economy’ through education

April 02, 2019

From slumping poll numbers to a stinging bribery scandal over admissions, higher education has taken a beating recently. But as most of us know — and as states such as Michigan and Florida are affirming — there’s still no better path to a secure future than education and training after high school.

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This spring, put students first

March 20, 2019

Federal policy must first look beyond efforts that merely increase college enrollment. We must do that — but while also increasing student success and never compromising on quality.

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Michigan sets 60% higher ed goal

Feb 20, 2019

Establishing a statewide goal to help raise Michigan’s post-high school education level will benefit everybody, not just those who get the training, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said.

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Federal regulations should put today’s students first

Jan 16, 2019

This week, the U.S. Department of Education began negotiating regulations that govern higher education. We at Lumina Foundation care deeply about this process and its results.

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