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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Today’s student is struggling to navigate an outdated system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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National Survey of Competency-Based Education

State of the Field report, Findings from the 2018 survey

January 23, 2019

More colleges and universities view competency-based education (CBE) programs as a model to serve nontraditional students and improve workforce readiness. This report summarizes findings from a survey of college and university leaders that sought to better understand whether, how, when, why, and for whom institutions in the United States are using CBE.

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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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Developing an Open, Public-Private Data Infrastructure for the Talent Marketplace

T3 Innovation Network Phase 1 Report

October 29, 2018

This report summarizes and brings to a close phase one of the T3 Network. The report is divided into two parts. Part I focuses on the T3 Network’s vision, guiding principles, and profiles the work groups. Part II highlights the T3 Network’s recommendations, organized as a list of pilot projects that together provide the foundation for an open, distributed, public-private data infrastructure that supports access and opportunity for the American student and worker. The report concludes with next steps and acknowledgments.

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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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Partner communication tipsheet

Use this tipsheet to communicate about your work with the foundation.

July 17, 2018

Lumina Foundation believes communication has the power to multiply the effects of grant making by sharing data that can drive change. The foundation’s communications team wants to aid our partners by supporting dissemination of lessons from projects.

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