Communication is central to our mission, and we offer a range of online and print publications to share information about our work.

Focus magazine

Focus highlights the issues affecting education beyond high school in a human-interest, magazine-style format. Our goal is to show – in compelling stories, photos, and video – the real-life struggles and successes of today’s students and the people who serve them.

Read the latest issue or visit the archive of previous issues.


A Stronger Nation

A Stronger Nation tracks the nation’s progress toward the 60% attainment goal. It offers detailed data arrays that describe education attainment at the national, state, and county levels. The report also provides attainment data for each of the nation’s 100 most populous metropolitan regions. All of this data is available in an interactive format to assist you in your efforts to make the goal a reality.


This web-based publication highlights just a few of the innovative efforts that Lumina’s grantees and partner organizations pursue to assist today’s students. Read about Goodwill Excel Centers in the first issue.

Lumina Issue Papers

Periodic reports commissioned by Lumina examine key subjects to inform the discussion on building the student-centered education system of the future. See all issue papers.

The Leadership Model of Philanthropy

To create significant and lasting change, a philanthropy must be a leadership organization, setting an agenda for change, and working purposefully and consistently to produce results. Read about what it means to be a leadership organization.