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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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Don’t lose your mind over ‘brain drain’ - focus on creating talent

May 06, 2019

A new report documents the mobility of highly educated people in the United States, offering a grim new portrait of how such movement affects communities.

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In tomorrow’s ‘work-and-learn’ world, new tools must measure progress

April 23, 2019

How will we assess learning ─ and make sure it counts in the workplace ─ in 2030 and beyond? That’s the important question we asked during a recent discussion hosted by the Institute for the Future (IFTF) and Lumina Foundation.

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America has fallen behind in the global education race

Feb 18, 2019

We’re getting better but we’re still a long way from great when it comes to post-high school learning in the United States.

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Nashville: Helping adults who need a marketable credential for today’s economy

Jan 17, 2019

Nashville, one of two dozen communities that have earned national recognition for their efforts to increase post-high school education and training, is seeing success with neighborhood “ambassadors.”

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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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