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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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Podcast: Go beyond the ‘hot-buttons’ around immigration, Jamie Merisotis says

Oct 09, 2019

The United States needs millions more qualified people to fill open jobs, and immigration is a vital part of filling that gap, Jamie Merisotis says.

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Focus magazine: Rural college students are a vast and vital national resource

Sep 23, 2019

We’ve all heard the phrase “flyover country,” the dismissive term often used by coastal elites to describe the vast middle parts of the nation that they tend — or choose — to ignore. Those two words encapsulate a troubling view — the idea that the nation’s less populated areas are somehow less important or less valuable, that the people there can rightly be overlooked.

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Ensuring workers’ ‘soft skills’ is no cushy job

Aug 06, 2019

Two words summarize an increasingly important education and workforce issue — skills gap.

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Lumina Podcast – Pop culture can promote diversity, post-high school learning

July 02, 2019

In past episodes of the Lumina Foundation podcast “Today’s Students/Tomorrow’s Talent,” we’ve talked about learning at the system level. Episode 12 gets inside the classroom for a discussion of the connection between teaching and learning.

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Death of the entry-level job? No way, if major firms have anything to say about it.

June 17, 2019

As my colleague Haley Glover likes to point out, business is the largest consumer of education and has the most at stake when it comes to having a well-educated workforce. So what are corporations doing to educate workers?

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It’s what you know and how you apply it that matter … not whether you sat through the class

May 13, 2019

Competency-based education programs are growing in popularity and are seen by schools as an important way to reach adult learners and emphasize job readiness among graduates, a new study shows.

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