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Lumina grants bring new urgency to boosting success among students of color

July 22, 2019

Lumina Foundation has selected seven states to receive short-term grants of up to $50,000 to advance equity-minded leadership aimed at increasing post-high school learning among students of color.

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Do income-share agreements actually work to hold down college costs? We’re finding out.

July 17, 2019

This summer marks the third anniversary of year-round Pell grants, where students can receive extra Pell funding to enroll in summer classes and complete their programs faster. Summer Pell is a critical resource, but it doesn’t begin to solve all of the affordability issues facing today’s students.

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Census fight isn’t over. Nonprofits need to help everyone stand up and be counted.

July 16, 2019

With border camps drawing scrutiny, the threat of federal immigration raids in major U.S. cities, and a recent focus on the 2020 census, it’s likely those who feel most threatened will be afraid to respond to the once-a-decade collection of individual data.

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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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When Discussing Student Loan Forgiveness, Start with Racial Justice

July 02, 2019

Pay attention to electoral politics long enough and you’re sure to hear the pundit’s admonition that a successful candidate campaigns in poetry and governs in prose.

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Inside the Big Confusing Credentialing Tent: A New Mission to Understand Non-Degree Credentials

June 27, 2019

New research is showing the growing value of credentials—but the trouble is, no one seems to fully grasp what credentials are, or how to decipher terms like non-degree and sub-degree.

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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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At commencement, remembering the long struggle to get my degree

June 11, 2019

As I walked into the stadium for my community college graduation, a photographer from the school’s PR department asked for a quick word. It was the same question I’d heard from others after finishing my associate degree: “So, what’s next for you?”

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New report, old story: To succeed in college, money matters

June 11, 2019

College students of limited means receive much less support from Pell Grants today than in the past and have a much lower chance of graduating within six years, a new report shows.

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