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Adult students – whatever you call them  – are key to our talent needs

June 11, 2018

It was a hot topic at our annual Talent Hub and Community Network Convening. Most of our community partnerships focus on improving post-high school attainment among adults, but nearly all the cities we work with struggle with what to call those adults.

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Raising student voices in federal discussions on education and training

June 08, 2018

Lumina Foundation is launching a new effort to elevate student voices in federal policy conversations about education beyond high school by partnering with organizations with strong national networks of students.

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College affordability, and why we should go beyond financial aid

May 18, 2018

Few issues concern students, parents and policymakers as much as college affordability. We’ve seen countless news stories about students struggling to pay tuition and fees while straining to balance work, family and financial obligations.

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Increasing Support for Adult Student Success Goal of Lumina Foundation Adult Promise Initiative

Nov 30, 2017

Lumina Foundation has awarded multi-year grants to five states that are addressing talent development by making clear financial commitments to serving adult students through an effort known as Adult Promise.

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Don’t Forget Damaris

Nov 30, 2017

Nearly two years ago we told you about Damaris Ortiz, who was born in Mexico and immigrated to California in her teens. Now pursuing a bachelor’s degree, her path remains difficult. She and many students like her have obligations that go beyond the classroom, which is why we need to emphasize policies that better meet students’ needs.

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Competency-based education could benefit veterans by recognizing their military skills

Nov 10, 2017

Ask about anybody leaving the service what they’d like next, and the answer is usually, “a good job.”

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Not Who You Think: The Truth About Today’s College Students

July 14, 2017

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis addresses Pew research that uncovers a sharp partisan divide in our country's regard for higher education.

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New Data Released on Student Attainment Rates by Race and Ethnicity

April 26, 2017

Supplement to National Student Clearinghouse's Signature 12 report provides six-year completion rates, including degree and certificate completion, disaggregated by race and ethnicity for students who began postsecondary education in fall 2010.

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Zombies, college, and today’s student

Aug 02, 2016

Maybe you’ve watched the hit series “The Walking Dead,” where everyday people try to destroy zombies who just won’t stay dead. That’s the thing about zombies — every time you think you’ve killed one, another pops up to take its place.

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