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Education policy is about finding solutions – and compromise

April 22, 2019

The federal Higher Education Act hasn’t been reauthorized since 2008, and with a divided Congress it’s not likely to be again this year. But several states are instituting strategies that could eventually be worth replicating.

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Real justice demands a second chance — for education

April 19, 2019

April is National Second Chance Month, a month dedicated to centering the voices, experiences, and promise of people affected by the criminal justice system. It’s a time to unify around the principles of justice, fairness, and redemption. More importantly, it’s a time to recognize how society’s systems and institutions, including those in higher education, have contributed to the lack of first chances for far too many.

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Lumina Foundation awards 2019 Education Innovation Prizes

April 16, 2019

Lumina Foundation today announced the winners of its 2019 Education Innovation Prize challenge, a national competition that encourages development of products and services that can make learning after high school available to more Americans.

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Education innovation prize winners recall early struggles

April 16, 2019

A college provost whose innovative program for helping students succeed won the judges’ award in a Lumina Impact Ventures contest said she’s been inspired by her early teaching experience at Miami Dade College.

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Lumina Foundation hosts Demo Day to showcase workforce and education technology entrepreneurs

April 15, 2019

Lumina Foundation is hosting its first Demo Day today, featuring more than a dozen early-stage companies developing solutions to help more people receive education and training after high school.

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Pitching for change: Early-stage companies seek social impact, investors

April 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — More than a dozen early-stage companies met with potential investors, pitching their products in a “Demo Day” of new ideas and services to advance educational attainment.

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In their own words–The SYE Program at Morgan State University

April 11, 2019

In launching a Second-Year Experience program at Morgan State University this year, we ran headlong into a tough obstacle: ‘sophomore slump.’ But with help from the students themselves, we worked through that challenge and many others. Students are participating, exploring new fields, and finding themselves.

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"Road-tripper" says future of work is scary but promising

April 11, 2019

College students and others trying to plan their lives and careers face a range of choices but should be guided by their passion, members of a group pondering the future of work say.

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More colleges need to step up their game amid the rise of Latino students

April 08, 2019

As the number of Latinos in the United States grows — it’s nearly 59 million people, or 18 percent of the population — colleges and universities are seeing increases in both their rates of enrollment and degree completion.

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