Lumina Foundation for Education

Abandoning these immigrants would fail a moral test
Much is riding on the outcome of a months-long Congressional debate over re-authorization of the Higher Education Act, the sweeping law that governs colleges and universities.
New data reveal that our country risks falling behind in a global race -- the competition for innovation and, above all else, talent -- unless actions are taken now to significantly increase postsecondary attainment.
Amidst what seems like 1,000 panel discussions in 1,000 Washington, DC conference rooms every month, a truly revolutionary idea for unlocking business growth emerged from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation just before Thanksgiving.
Higher education needs more innovative thought, unlikely partnerships, and perhaps vehicles like the Innovation Class initiative, to enact those ideas and partnerships.
Today's easy citizenship does not require much of us. Taxation enables us to support common projects and voting to elect candidates that a majority supports. But there are far too few experiences that bring us together in shared community and national purpose.
Recent reports by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation, said that 'A significant perception gap (exists) between business and academic institution leaders when it comes to assessing the workforce preparedness of today's college graduates.'
As our nation begins to reexamine its social structure -- one, that for so long has been perceived to reward merit and hard work, but in actuality reproduces social class inequities -- a vision for a new educational landscape must include MSIs.
Shedding the label of "remediation nation" will take creativity, commitment, collaboration, and a larger vision for the success of the whole person--not just the academic student, the dropout, the fast food worker, the graduate, or the successful and contributing member of society.
Forty-five percent of respondents told Gallup they disagreed or strongly disagreed with a higher tuition price indicating
The president and chief executive of the Indiana-based Lumina Foundation, Jamie Merisotis, said in the report that gaps in
Instead of taking this opportunity to reform, the industry's big players appear to be digging in, and continuing to use their revenues -- about 86 percent of which come from taxpayers -- to engage in lobbying and propaganda aimed at convincing the public that everything is fine.
Amid some of the most distressing economic news in history, our new report reveals just how extensive America's college dropout problem is among 33 states courageous enough to voluntarily share data.
Having been abroad during the academic year 2009-10, I returned to the States to find "productivity" a key word in political, corporate, and educational discussions of higher education.
Goodwill is also working with the Aspen Institute and others on the Community College/Career Collaboration - also known as
The Lumina Foundation for Education's recent report, "A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education," (PDF) stresses the importance
The 60-percent goal is the centerpiece of Lumina's agenda and its grant making. President Obama has set a similar priority
In the last year, MnSCU's first- to second-year retention rate has started to budge, rising two percentage points, said Leslie