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Lumina Foundation Releases Strategic Plan Advocating a New Postsecondary Learning System

Oct 17, 2016

Transformative changes are needed to reach Goal 2025 and ensure a majority of Americans achieve the postsecondary learning so important for success in the 21st century.

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Lumina Foundation Announces
New Lumina Fellow

Oct 06, 2016

Lumina Foundation has announced the appointment of Carol Geary Schneider as Lumina Foundation’s latest fellow, a resource designed to engage prominent thought leaders who are committed to advancing the nation’s efforts to dramatically increase the number of Americans with high-quality postsecondary credentials.

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Study Finds Investing in Employee Education Results in Cost Savings for Major Healthcare System

Sep 27, 2016

An analysis of Advocate Health Care’s Education Assistance Program (EAP), conducted by Accenture and partner Lumina Foundation, shows a 4-percent return on every dollar invested in tuition assistance for the health system. For Advocate’s business and administrative workforce, EAP generates a 58-percent ROI.

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Outcomes-Based Funding: Lessons for Colleges and Universities

Jul 14, 2016

Lumina releases the third and final round of papers exploring how public colleges and universities are responding to moves nationally by state policymakers toward the use of outcomes-based funding and away from enrollment-based funding.

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Lumina Foundation Announces Strategic Social Investment Strategy

May 09, 2016

Lumina announces impact investing program with the first group of strategic social investments: Credly, BridgeEdu, and New Profit.

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Investing in Employee Tuition Benefits Yields Significant Financial Payback for Major Corporation, Study Finds

Apr 25, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (April 25, 2016)—Investing in college tuition as an employee benefit helps companies attract and retain top talent, but a new study of Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) shows there’s another compelling reason for employers to embrace the benefit: it improves the bottom line.

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New Report Shows National Postsecondary Attainment Rate Rises to More Than 45 Percent

Apr 08, 2016

The U.S. is making slow, but steady progress in the number of Americans who hold high-quality credentials beyond high school diplomas. New data on nationwide postsecondary attainment released today by Lumina Foundation in its latest A Stronger Nation report indicates that 40.4 percent of working-age Americans (ages 25-64) held high-quality two- or four-year degrees in 2014, the latest U.S. Census Bureau (American Community Survey) figures available, up slightly from 40.0 percent in 2013.

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Outcomes-Based Funding: Important Takeaways for State Policymakers

Mar 10, 2016

A new series of reports argue for tying public funding to student outcomes.

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Lumina Foundation Papers Highlight How Outcomes-Based Funding Focuses Public Colleges and Universities on Increasing Student Completion

Nov 03, 2015

Lumina Foundation released the first installment in a series of papers on how states and public institutions are using new outcomes-based funding models to improve upon outdated performance- and enrollment-based funding approaches.

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Lucia Anderson Weathers
The Other Side of the Ledger: Student Aid Through Tax Benefits (Part 5)
The Other Side of the Ledger: Student Aid Through Tax Benefits (Part 5)
June 9, 2016

Explains the history of tax benefits such as tax credits, tax deductions, and qualified tuition programs used to pay for higher education related expenses. This 14-minute film details important legislative milestones and describes the growth of these benefits.

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