Our Priorities

Our Priorities

To meet social and economic demands, at least 60 percent of working-age adults will need college degrees, certificates, industry-recognized certifications, or some other quality credential beyond high school. The nation must build a learning system that prioritizes today’s student, validates existing knowledge and skills, and affordably connects credentials to further education and employment.

Lumina has several priorities for ensuring people are prepared for informed citizenship and success in a global economy.

Review Lumina’s strategic plan to learn what it will take to educate more adults, especially people who are Black, Hispanic, and Native American and are poorly served by existing providers and by state and federal finance and regulatory structures.

Scaling Affordable Pathways
Assuring equitable access to affordable pathways to quality credentials.

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Transparent Credentials
A new national system that recognizes learning however it occurs.

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Competency-Based Learning
Measuring what people know and can do.

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First Credential for Adults
Creating more clear pathways to that first credential beyond high school.

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Quality Assurance
Ensuring all credentialed learning leads to further education and employment.

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