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Lumina Foundation Strategic Plan for 2017 to 2020

April 10, 2017

Lumina Foundation is committed to a fair, universal system for learning that meets the nation’s talent needs. The system must offer every American the chance for a better life by recognizing learning however it occurs. And this learning should lead to a broad range of marketable credentials.

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Capitalizing on Postsecondary Education to Develop in-State Talent

A Transition Memo for Governors

March 7, 2017

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.

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The Emerging Learning System

Report on the recent convening and new directions for action

May 31, 2016

In February, Lumina Foundation hosted more than 40 national experts in a discussion central to Goal 2025. With nine years remaining to reach Goal 2025 and growing concern about the learning that stands behind postsecondary credentials in the U.S., we’re pleased to share the discussions from the convening and proposed next steps to advance what is coming to be known as learning systems reform.

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Connecting Credentials

Lessons From the National Summit on Credentialing and Next Steps in the National Dialogue

January 21, 2016

Lessons from the October 2015 National Summit on the need for change in our nation’s fragmented system of credentialing. The summit represented a first step in articulating a shared vision of a reformed credentialing system – one that will better serve the needs of today’s students, employers and educators.

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Funding for Better Outcomes - Infographic

Next-Generation Public Higher Education Finance, Where It’s Headed, Why It Matters

November 2, 2015

An infographic guide to outcomes-based funding models.

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America Needs Talent - synopsis

Attracting, Educating & Deploying the 21st-Century Workforce

September 29, 2015

With falling wages and rising inequality, persistent unemployment, failing schools, and broken cities, have America’s best days come and gone? Lumina President Jamie Merisotis' new book outlines talent development strategies to ensure the next great American century.

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Who is Today's Student?

A two-page summary

September 1, 2015

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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Today's Student

Infographic

September 1, 2015

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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A Benchmark for Making College Affordable

The Rule of 10

August 19, 2015

The Affordability Benchmark for Higher Education helps to define a clear and common understanding of what “affordable” means to students and families.

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Beyond Financial Aid

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

June 22, 2015

Beyond Financial Aid is a toolkit designed to help two- and four-year institutions close attainment gaps for low-income students.  BFA expands the concept of “financial supports” for college beyond grants, scholarships and loans and describes six college-tested strategies for helping low-income students overcome the significant challenges created by limited resources.  BFA features a self-assessment that college teams can use to analyze their service capacities and an interpretation guide to help map out their first steps toward strengthening these capacities.

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