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Reimagining Transfer for Student Success

The National Task Force on the Transfer and Award of Credit

March 18, 2021
This report from the American Council on Education offers six concrete recommendations to help higher education leaders carry out more seamless and efficient transfer and award of credit on their campuses. The report comes at a time when college students are becoming more mobile, moving in and out as well as through multiple colleges and…
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Homeless and Foster Youth, Racial Inequity, and Policy Shifts for Systemic Change

The bi-directional pipeline between homelessness and foster care

March 11, 2021
Given the economic benefits of a college degree, higher education can be particularly beneficial for homeless and foster youth. However, homeless youth are less likely to enroll in college, and nearly three quarters of foster youth who begin college do not complete a degree or certificate within six years. This policy brief from Ithaka S+R…
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An Apprenticeship FAQ

What Employers Need to Know About Talent Development

March 1, 2021
Modern apprenticeships offer a talent development approach that onboards more diverse talent as well as internal infrastructure to create a learning culture. However, employer buy-in and awareness are major barriers to expanding and modernizing apprenticeships outside trades such as construction or electricians. This report from the Brookings Institution presents questions that employers who are new…
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Innovative Strategies to Close Postsecondary Attainment Gaps

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Through Nashville’s Reconnect Ambassador Program

Oct. 29, 2020
A new report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy offers insight into how the Chamber of Commerce in Nashville, Tennessee, is helping neighbors connect in order to promote college access and degree completion. As a result, area institutions, including Nashville State Community College, are seeing an increase in enrollment of students of color.
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Talent-Driven Economic Development

A new vision and agenda for regional and state economies

Oct. 14, 2019
Economies grow when they develop and deploy their people in ways that maximize their productive potential. Second, private sector hiring and training norms have shifted in ways that undermine inclusive talent development and deployment.
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Student Debt Forgiveness Calculator: Reengagement Revenue Info

Making the Business Case for Student Success

April 29, 2019
This calculator tool equips you with cost/revenue information needed to help make the case for using debt forgiveness as a strategy at your institution to re-enroll adult learners who stopped out. Although this tool relies on best-case-scenario assumptions regarding re-enrollment and sustained progress, the calculations can be used to set a baseline and begin the…
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Connecting Apprenticeships to the Young People Who Need Them Most

The Role of Community-Based Organizations

March 4, 2019
Apprenticeship programs that combine paid work and related academic instruction, as well as pre-apprenticeships that prepare and connect individuals to those training programs, afford exactly the opportunities needed to support sustainable employment, particularly for low-income young people.
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Focus Magazine, Winter 2018: Dream teams

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

Nov. 20, 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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Better Training and Better Jobs

A New Partnership for Sectoral Training

Feb. 22, 2018
A report from the Center for American Progress proposes “recalibrating” the country’s workforce development system to ensure that training improves worker productivity and leads to high-quality jobs. The report recommends giving workers more influence in training investment decisions that happen at the local level, as well as expanding public and private sector investments in high-quality…
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Opening Doors, Changing Futures
Feb. 6, 2018
A new report from the Appalachian Higher Education Network offers insight into how states with changing campus demographics and steadily low rates of poverty and educational attainment can reverse those trends through closer partnerships between private companies, colleges, and universities. ​
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