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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.
September 26, 2017
Talent Drives the Future—and These 17 Communities Are Leading the Way
Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation
Lumina Foundation recently announced the designation of 17 communities across the country as "Talent Hubs." These cities earned this new designation by meeting rigorous standards for creating environments that attract, retain, and cultivate talent, particularly among students who are people of color, the first in their families to go to college, and from low-income households.

Lumina CEO/President Jamie Merisotis discusses the collaborative efforts behind the Talent Hubs and why they are essential to achieving Lumina’s mission of increasing the percentage of working-age Americans with high-quality postsecondary credentials to 60 percent by 2025. 
Moving Away From Non-Credit Developmental Education to Support Student Retention and Success
James Minor, The EvoLLLution
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Non-credit developmental education has been a topic of debate and concern in higher education circles for decades. In California, the California State University (CSU) system is eliminating these offerings, favoring academic support embedded into college-level classes for students who need it.

A New Liberal Art
Scott Carlson, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Today's labor market is a place where many people will change jobs half a dozen times or more before retirement, and graduates will have to be flexible thinkers who can adapt to new careers and new challenges. In response, some colleges and universities are developing academic programs that look beyond their disciplinary walls at the connections between people and problems.

Lumina to Fund 17 'Talent Hubs'
Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
Lumina Supporting National 'Talent Hubs'
Dan McGowan, Inside INdiana Business
Cincinnati Receives Talent Hub Title
Erin Caproni, Cincinnati Business Courier
Philly Named One of 17 National "Talent Hubs"
Fabiola Cineas, Philadelphia Magazine
Colleges Offer Aid for the Unexpected
Nancy Mann Jackson, University Business Magazine
Essay: The Equity-Minded Civic Learning All Americans Need
Carol Geary Schneider, Inside Higher Ed
The Mismatch Between High Tech and Higher Ed
Peter Monaghan, The Chronicle of Higher Education
How Australia Built a Better Career Path for Teachers
Benjamin Barker, The Hechinger Report
Opinion: Four-Year Degrees Are Still the Route to Success
Rolf Wegenke, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Opinion: California Must Show All Students They're College Material
Miguel Santiago and David Chiu, San Francisco Examiner