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Talent, Innovation, and Equity (TIE) States

One pager on being a Lumina TIE state

April 23, 2019

Strategy Labs, Lumina Foundation’s platform for supporting state policy and leadership to increase postsecondary attainment, has expanded its suite of services to recognize and facilitate progress in committed states—referred to as the Talent, Innovation and Equity (TIE) States—that have demonstrated a commitment to improve higher education attainment for students of color. As its Strategic Plan for 2017- 2020 states, Lumina Foundation “recognizes that the 2025 goal will remain out of reach unless postsecondary attainment among African-Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians increases significantly.”

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Focus Magazine, Summer 2019: Cutting-edge-ucators

Dedicated disrupters find innovative ways to offer college-level learning

March 29, 2019

America’s most agile, innovative, and entrepreneurial minds are working to redefine “college” and create new ways to deliver vital learning to millions more Americans. This issue of Focus magazine will introduce you to just a few of these educational innovators.

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Federal Policy Priorities

March 5, 2019

Lumina's statement of federal policy priorities

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Proposal for protecting and empowering students and borrowers of color

A letter from Lumina's Federal Policy team in response to a request from U.S. Senators

February 15, 2019

Actions the federal government can take to address disparities in borrower outcomes and make higher education equitable for all.

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Who is Today's Student?

Today’s student is struggling to navigate an outdated system

February 12, 2019

When thinking of typical college students, most of us envision 18- to-21- year-olds fresh out of high school taking classes full-time on a sprawling campus. That is no longer true: full-time, 18- to 21-year-old students now make up just a third of the college population. Today’s students represent a new reality.

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Infographic: Today's Students

2-page infographic

February 12, 2019

Think You Know the Facts? Today's College Students Are:

  • Balancing Multiple Responsibilities
  • Older and More Racially Diverse
  • Financially Support Themselves... And Often Struggle to Make Ends Meet
  • Less Likely to Graduate

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Focus Magazine, Winter 2018: Dream teams

Local collaboration key as cities work to realize a talent-building vision

November 14, 2018

The cities and towns boosting attainment among their residents are places that we at Lumina Foundation call Talent Hubs. This issue of Focus magazine takes an up-close look at 3 exemplary hubs that demonstrate strong local partnerships and an unwavering commitment to achieving racial and economic justice: Detroit, Elkhart County, Ind., and Mobile, Ala.

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Lumina Fact Sheet

November 2, 2018

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We envision a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Our goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and success in a global economy.

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Focus Magazine, Fall 2018: Student aid ... remade

Committed colleges take a wraparound approach to ensure student success

September 19, 2018

Many colleges and universities are providing a support network that meets students’ individual, real-life needs, and doing it well. This issue of Focus magazine takes you to a few of those committed campuses aligning with the principles laid out in Beyond Financial Aid, a recently updated report that serves as a blueprint for institutions and systems dedicated to ensuring the success of students from low-income families.

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Beyond Financial Aid

How colleges can strengthen the financial stability of low-income students and improve student outcomes

May 16, 2018

BFA is a compendium of best practices for assisting low-income students. It highlights good work that has been underway for years but hasn’t always been implemented at scale, especially within institutions that enroll significant numbers of low-income students.

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