Lumina Foundation is seeking to work with states, higher education systems, and groups of colleges and universities ready to transform how potential students apply, enroll, and access their institutions.
May 24, 2023
A new report from the American Association of University Professors says the politically, racially, and ideologically motivated attacks on public higher education in Florida are damaging the quality of Florida’s public higher education. If sustained, the efforts threaten the “very survival of meaningful higher education in the state, with dire implications for the entire country,”…
April 25, 2023
The impact of politics on colleges and universities across the country is doing more than just making headlines. It’s also driving prospective colleges students away from certain states, according to a new study from Art & Science.
Normalizing Opportunity: A Policy Agenda to Promote Economic Advancement for People With Criminal Records
April 24, 2023
The U.S. economy has a talent pipeline challenge. Employers in several industries are struggling to fill job vacancies, and the gap between the demand for labor and the supply of talent is likely to grow. In the next decade, the labor supply is projected to shrink, while recent federal investments are expected to spur the…
March 13, 2023
Dual enrollment is a powerful acceleration strategy for college completion. Students who participate in high-quality dual enrollment while in high school are more likely to graduate, enter college, and persist in college to completion than their peers who don’t, according to multiple studies.
March 8, 2023
Decades of declining state financial aid and an increasingly complex array of small grants, scholarships, and tuition waivers are leaving Massachusetts public college students deep in debt and worsening educational gaps in the state, says this report by the Hildreth Institute.
Jan. 26, 2023
Most states use need-based state grant programs to reduce financial barriers to college for students from low-income households. The policy design and eligibility requirements of these grant programs vary from state to state and even across sectors. But some policies may unintentionally disproportionately exclude students from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups.
Jan. 20, 2023
Robust longitudinal education and workforce data are integral in addressing disparities in educational opportunities and economic outcomes. However, not all states link their P-12, postsecondary, and workforce data sets. Kentucky and Tennessee are two state examples that proved success in linking data from different agencies.
Jan. 18, 2023
A framework to help state leaders craft and execute a 90-day plan for launching a talent agenda in their state that will attract business investment and higher-wage jobs.
Jan. 4, 2023
Conservatives frequently bemoan the ideological monoculture on college campuses, but they too rarely propose constructive solutions. One notable exception has been Arizona State University’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, which is funded directly by the Arizona state legislature as a distinct academic unit.
Dec. 6, 2022
Two briefs from The Hunt Institute explore how different states are trying to address the historic underfunding of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Nov. 28, 2022
California’s community colleges began implementing Assembly Bill 705 reforms for credit English as a Second Language in fall 2021, two years after implementing similar reforms in English and math. With a broad goal of improving success and equity for students pursuing degrees and transfers to four-year colleges, AB 705 reforms are already making notable transformations…
Nov. 21, 2022
State and local government workers deliver services that Americans depend on every day for individual and public welfare. The state and local government sector is also a major employer, and it is a direct source of economic security for more than 19 million workers across the country.
Nov. 16, 2022
Today's postsecondary students accumulate college credit and other validated learning experiences from more sources and in more forms. Adult learners may complete military or corporate training, obtain credit for prior learning through a competency-based examination, or accumulate credits at multiple institutions along their educational journey. Additionally, high school students routinely earn college credit through dual…
Oct. 4, 2022
For too many students, access to higher education does not automatically lead to equal opportunity or successful outcomes. Longstanding structures in higher education are built on inequality and pose barriers that exclude these students, preventing them from completing college.
Aug. 11, 2022
AB 705 continues to drive large-scale changes in placement and remediation in California’s community colleges. The law requires colleges to rely on high school grades for placement and restricts colleges from requiring remedial courses if these courses do not improve students’ timely completion of math and English requirements for transfer to a university.
Aug. 11, 2022
California’s community colleges began implementing Assembly Bill 705 in fall 2019, making major assessment and placement reforms that moved students away from remedial prerequisites for English and math and into transfer-level courses.
July 1, 2022
Dual enrollment courses provide students with the opportunity to access advanced learning experiences, earn high school and college credit simultaneously, and possibly lower their tuition burden toward a postsecondary degree.
June 17, 2022
California has a history of investing in regional strategies to support the educational attainment and economic growth of its many regional economies. These efforts include the Strong Workforce Program, California Career Pathways Trust, to name a few, and now new programs like the Community Economic Resilience Fund. A new brief from Jobs for the Futures…
June 10, 2022
Four years after historic legislation transformed placement and remediation in California’s community colleges, the system is still grappling with the complexities of implementing Assembly Bill 705. This report from California Acceleration Project analyzes plans submitted to the state chancellor’s office by 115 colleges, detailing the changes they plan to make to better implement AB 705.