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Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
April 12, 2019
Jamie Merisotis
Confused By Your College Financial Aid Letter? You're Not Alone
Elissa Nadworny, NPR
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Right now, students across the United States are in the process of choosing where to enroll in college. For many, that decision is closely tied to a school's financial aid offer. But with no current standardization of these offers, letters look vastly different from one institution to the next. They're often filled with confusing terms, and the numbers are all over the map.

And that isn't just an inconvenience for students and parents—it has lasting consequences. Students rely on financial aid offers to make their decisions. It's also when students first weigh their options with student loans, which can follow them well into adulthood.

ASU’s Michael Crow: ‘The Rest of the Culture Sees Us as a Virus’
Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge
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Michael Crow is building an empire, one that frees the state university he leads, Arizona State University, from dependence on declining state funding.

In this interview, Crow discusses the creation of a new for-profit spin-off called InStride that will serve as a broker and tech platform for companies that want to offer college education as a perk to their employees.
Live From ASU-GSV, Day 2
Future U Podcast
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During the second day of the ASU-GSV summit, host Michael Horn and guest host Goldie Blumenstyk of The Chronicle for Higher Education interview leaders of two of the hottest young companies in education and training, the president who helped turn a struggling university around, and the longest-tenured member of the Gates Foundation's postsecondary success team.
Jamie Merisotis
Individual Support Crucial for Trade Students at ABQ Charter School
Hannah Colton, KUNM
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There are as many pathways to a job or career in New Mexico as there are people. Some face more obstacles, however, and if regular high school doesn't work out, the path can be especially steep. That's where alternative schools and adult education programs like the Gordon Bernell Charter School on the ABQ JobCorps campus can help. 

Gordon Bernell serves about 430 students across several locations, including inside the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center. It’s unique among New Mexico public schools in that more than two-thirds of its students are adults,

Tips and Scoops From ASU GSV That You Won’t Find on the Agenda
Jeffrey R. Young, Sydney Johnson, and Tony Wan, EdSurge
Essay: Supporting First-Generation Students
Alecea Standlee, Inside Higher Ed
Bill Aimed at Skill-Based Grants
Brian Francisco, The Journal Gazette
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