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The big fix: Rethinking education and workforce

July 19, 2018

By all accounts, our country needs a trillion dollars or more to rebuild crumbling highways, bridges, and other infrastructure. We also need a plan to shore up education and training after high school—but this is one area we can improve with the resources already there.

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Communities: New Talent Hubs are leading the way

July 11, 2018

A few weeks ago, seven new communities were designated as Talent Hubs — earned by meeting rigorous standards for creating environments that attract, retain and cultivate talent — and already they are leading by example. All Talent Hubs must demonstrate prior success in working collaboratively to improve credential completion and attainment.

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Defining and delivering on quality in higher education

June 25, 2018

Quality in postsecondary education, a growing concern for students and families, is getting a fresh look on several fronts, including in discussions around a proposed overhaul of the Higher Education Act and in several state-level discussions.

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Schools are backing improvements to the campus climate around race

June 18, 2018

The sight of torch-bearing crowds of neo-Nazis and white supremacists invading a college campus last summer was bad enough. But finding that some of the rioters were students — and thinking about what that meant — spurred us into action. We had to find a way to support improvements in campus climate.

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Lumina awards racial justice and equity grants totaling $1.6 million

June 12, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (June 12, 2018)—Lumina Foundation today announced that 19 college and universities will receive grant awards totaling $625,000 from its Fund for Racial Justice and Equity, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The Fund was created after last year’s racially motivated violence in Charlottesville on the campus of the University of Virginia.

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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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Training, education and jobs — the center of a skills-based talent marketplace

June 11, 2018

Advances in technology are reshaping entire industries, drastically changing the world of work. Some jobs will go away, while new ones are being created. But what stays the same is the need for every American to have a high-quality postsecondary credential to ensure a secure future.

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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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Report shows how states are preparing for growth in ‘middle-skill’ jobs

June 07, 2018

A new national report on preparing workers for middle-skill jobs shows how states are measuring the amount of training that each has in its workforce, a big step toward strengthening the links between education, training, and high-quality employment.

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