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The Real Winner from Amazon HQ2

Dec 05, 2018

This should be encouraging for communities across the nation. It means that even if you lack certain kinds of infrastructure or cultural amenities, you can still cultivate a thriving workforce that is attractive to employers of all stripes.

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Oregon to help more students of color with $689,000 from Lumina

Dec 04, 2018

Oregon today joins Colorado and Tennessee in receiving a Lumina Foundation grant to carry out its commitment to educating more students of color.

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Robots, A.I., education: The future of learning and work

Oct 01, 2018

How we work is changing, so fast that it’s possible to miss the way that robots, artificial intelligence and the rise of new-collar workers are changing something else: How we learn.

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Out of the Amazon jobs race, cities talk education, talent

Aug 27, 2018

We’ve all been on a bad blind date. Your aunt swore that you had something in common, but you show up holding your dog-eared copy of “The Hobbit” and she’s toting Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code.” You just know you’re in for two hours of awkward pauses and forced small talk.

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The big fix: Rethinking education and workforce

July 19, 2018

By all accounts, our country needs a trillion dollars or more to rebuild crumbling highways, bridges, and other infrastructure. We also need a plan to shore up education and training after high school—but this is one area we can improve with the resources already there.

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Communities: New Talent Hubs are leading the way

July 11, 2018

A few weeks ago, seven new communities were designated as Talent Hubs — earned by meeting rigorous standards for creating environments that attract, retain and cultivate talent — and already they are leading by example. All Talent Hubs must demonstrate prior success in working collaboratively to improve credential completion and attainment.

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Lumina Foundation Designates Seven New Cities as Talent Hubs

May 30, 2018

Lumina Foundation, in partnership with The Kresge Foundation, has announced the designation of an additional seven communities across the country as Talent Hubs.

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Maybe the answer to our nation's talent crisis is hiding in plain view

May 30, 2018

Lumina Foundation, in collaboration with The Kresge Foundation, awarded seven more communities a Talent Hub designation this week. These communities join 17 others selected in 2017 after meeting rigorous criteria demonstrating bold action to attract, retain, and cultivate talent, particularly in ways that eliminate disparities in educational outcomes among people of color.

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We hope Walmart’s new education program inspires other employers to take action

May 30, 2018

With more than 1.3 million employees, Walmart is the nation’s largest private employer. And when Walmart takes on a challenge, people notice.

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