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Report: States trying to boost college attainment are missing millions of students among the incarcerated

Feb 10, 2020

A new report on helping incarcerated people obtain the education they need to improve their lives and avoid further contact with the justice system shows how much progress we’ve made – and how states could be doing so much better.

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Communities in Indiana, Florida, and Ohio join 22 U.S. Talent Hubs

Jan 22, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — Four communities with demonstrated success in growing and attracting talent are the latest to receive the Talent Hub designation from Lumina Foundation in partnership with Kresge Foundation.

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New Talent Hubs Serve Today’s Students

Jan 22, 2020

A shortage of talent across the country means millions of jobs are unfilled, and leaders from government, business, education, and communities realize that solving the shortage will mean growing a skilled workforce from the people they already have.

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The future of work is already here. Presidential candidates, policymakers and employers need to get onboard

Jan 16, 2020

Job creation and income equality formed a cornerstone of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work and writing. As we look to the future of work, we must promote opportunities for everyone, emphasizing racial justice and equity. Research shows that Black Americans may be hit especially hard by automation and other changes in the workforce.

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Chambers of Commerce: Unlikely, but effective champions of education success

Dec 03, 2019

When we talk about the roles that businesses and higher education institutions play in preparing people for the world of work, rarely do we discuss the influence that chambers of commerce can have in that vital, shared effort.

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Collaboration beats competition: HBCUs work together for student success

Nov 20, 2019

With rising costs and tightening resources amid debate over the value of a college degree, competition across higher education is fierce. But what happens when a few colleges and universities decide to collaborate instead?

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How Virginia joined the short list of “Talent, Innovation, and Equity” states leading the way in education and jobs progress

Nov 13, 2019

Two years after white supremacists marched in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, state leaders remain determined to show their commitment to inclusion. The latest sign of that mood could be the state's entry into Lumina Foundation’s growing partnership of leaders working to increase the number of people with college degrees and other credentials beyond high school.

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Lumina Foundation awards $500,000 grant to Virginia to close gaps in educational attainment

Nov 13, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS – Virginia today joins Colorado, Oregon, and Tennessee in receiving a Lumina Foundation grant to increase educational attainment for students of color. Lumina awards grants to states to help eliminate educational disparities between the overall population and their Black, Latino, and Native American residents.

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We’re short of skilled workers – so train more of them instead of relying on tax breaks for development

Nov 06, 2019

Instead of spending $50 billion on tax incentives to lure businesses to their communities, state and local governments would be better off allocating at least half of that money for job training.

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