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GRANTEE SPOTLIGHT: Young Invincibles Release State Spending Report Card (S4)

GRANTEE SPOTLIGHT: Young Invincibles Release State Spending Report Card (S4) | Lumina Weekly | Scoop.it

A grade for every state based on its recent and current state budget support for higher education.

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"Some states finance their higher education systems better than others. There are also a number of different ways to measure how a state supports its colleges and universities. That's why looking at a single, aggregated statistic doesn't give you a clear picture a states' performance.  Another problem is presenting individual state statistics without context. Is $5,600 a lot for a state to spend per college college student? It's actually below average, but without a baseline to compare to, you probably won't get a lot out of that statistic on its own. To compare the states, we indexed the data to a score out of 100 percent and visualized in an easy to understand report card."

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DATA BYTES: Where in the World Are Our Distance Education Students?

DATA BYTES: Where in the World Are Our Distance Education Students? | Lumina Weekly | Scoop.it

This is the second in a series of WCET blog posts examining data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education's IPEDS survey on distance education enrollments.

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In the data released a couple months ago, IPEDS included questions about distance education enrollments for the first time in more than a decade.   They included questions about the number of students that each institution serves in other U.S. states and in other countries.  

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BONUS READ: "Our cities can’t seem to figure out festivals" (S1)

BONUS READ: "Our cities can’t seem to figure out festivals" (S1) | Lumina Weekly | Scoop.it
Outside of SXSW, the most important festivals are all in the middle of nowhere. Why aren't more cities cashing in?
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What does this tell us about the nature of self-organizing and city identity?

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"My Brother's Keeper" and the Undeniable Power of Mentoring (S3, Equity)

"My Brother's Keeper" and the Undeniable Power of Mentoring (S3, Equity) | Lumina Weekly | Scoop.it

A blog from David Johns (White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans) and David Shapiro (MENTOR) 

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"At-risk young adults who had a mentor were 78 percent more likely to volunteer regularly, and nine out of 10 of them want to give back by becoming a mentor."

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Could a Sitting Mayor Become President? (S2)

Could a Sitting Mayor Become President? (S2) | Lumina Weekly | Scoop.it
Cities are hot, thanks to rapid urbanization and hidebound national politics - and some of their potentates are already more powerful than presidents.
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Dept. of Labor Focuses Anew on Apprenticeships (S8)

Dept. of Labor Focuses Anew on Apprenticeships (S8) | Lumina Weekly | Scoop.it

The Secretary of Labor discusses the Apprenticeship Advisory Committee.

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Do States Really Care About Equity in Higher Education?

Do States Really Care About Equity in Higher Education? | Lumina Weekly | Scoop.it
For so long, we have looked to colleges and universities to achieve more equitable outcomes among their student populations, but we have forgotten that their ability to do so is limited by poor state leadership and policies....
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COMMUNITY CHANGE: Do-It-Yourself Urban Design (S1/S2/Innovation)

COMMUNITY CHANGE:  Do-It-Yourself Urban Design (S1/S2/Innovation) | Lumina Weekly | Scoop.it

The Social Practice of Informal “Improvement” Through Unauthorized Alteration


Via Manu Fernandez
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An interesting read for anyone curious as to how individuals and indie community  organizers rework local infrastructures.

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LEARN AT YOUR DESK: 5 Public Speaking Lessons From 30 Years of TED Talks

LEARN AT YOUR DESK: 5 Public Speaking Lessons From 30 Years of TED Talks | Lumina Weekly | Scoop.it

   


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, March 13, 2014 12:19 PM

Here's a quick article by Carmine Gallo who studied 500 of the most popular TED talks to determine their common qualities that you can use to craft your own powerful presentations.


And sharing stories is #2 on the list! Number 1 was "identify your true passion". Sounds right to me.


The third and fourth tips are both still about storytelling -- the best stories have some novelty woven into them. And stories are not stories without imagery. What is quality number 5? I'll let you discover that for yourself.


So next time you are crafting a presentation, pay attention to these 5 lessons and your talk will be TED ready.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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MARCH IS MY “I LOVE MY HBCU” MONTH

MARCH IS MY “I LOVE MY HBCU” MONTH | Lumina Weekly | Scoop.it

Grantee Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) launches a new nationwide awareness campaign.

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White House Targets For-Profits with High Loan Payments, Low Job Placements (S5)

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The Obama administration is moving to pull federal funding from for-profit colleges that saddle students with steep student loan payments, but fail to prepare them for the job market.

Draft regulations unveiled Friday by the Department of Education would strip programs of their federal backing if they fall short of a proposed set of benchmarks meant to ensure graduates end up with a job — and manageable monthly payments."

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EQUITY: Do States Really Care About Equity in Higher Education?

EQUITY:  Do States Really Care About Equity in Higher Education? | Lumina Weekly | Scoop.it
For so long, we have looked to colleges and universities to achieve more equitable outcomes among their student populations, but we have forgotten that their ability to do so is limited by poor state leadership and policies....
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Do You Know Someone Who Should Be the Next TEDGlobal Fellow?

Do You Know Someone Who Should Be the Next TEDGlobal Fellow? | Lumina Weekly | Scoop.it

TED Fellows are a global network of extraordinary thinkers and doers. The 2014 application period is now open."

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HACU, ASA Provide Latino Students Help On Repaying College Debt (S6, Equity)

HACU, ASA Provide Latino Students Help On Repaying College Debt (S6, Equity) | Lumina Weekly | Scoop.it

   

Molly Martin's insight:

"The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has teamed up with the non-profit organization American Student Assistance to help spread the word about the SALT program, a financial education resource that helps student gain financial literacy skills and manage student loan debt on a day-to-day level."

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[VIDEO] Lean Urbanism, a continuing story for successful cities (S2)

[VIDEO] Lean Urbanism, a continuing story for successful cities (S2) | Lumina Weekly | Scoop.it

Fmr Lumina grantee Carol Coletta & Andres Duany Webinar from Knight Foundation


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'Lean Urbanism' is "a means of reducing the time, cost and morass of regulations that can make development and starting a business unnecessarily difficult...It seeks to reduce the resources required for compliance, and to circumvent the financial, bureaucratic and regulatory processes that frustrate well-meaning entrepreneurs with common-sense workarounds."  How can we apply these lessons to Strategy 2 or, even, those systems/microcosms in which we're trying to reduce barriers...say, Strategy 7?)

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THE SECTOR: Why Tech Startups Should Incorporate Philanthropic Strategies

THE SECTOR: Why Tech Startups Should Incorporate Philanthropic Strategies | Lumina Weekly | Scoop.it

     


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Selects 2014-15 Board

     


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
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  • Linda Baer, Senior Consultant, i4Solutions (Maplewood, MN)
  • Sue Henderson, President, New Jersey City University (Jersey City, NJ)
  • Jolene Knapp, CAE, SCUP Executive Director, ex officio
  • Ellen Stanton Milstone, Senior Strategic Planning and Budget Officer, Arizona State University Foundation (Tempe, AZ)
  • Jill Morelli, Director of Facilities, University of Washington School of Medicine (Seattle, WA)
  • Michael Purcell, Assistant University Architect, American University (Washington, DC)
  • Douglas M. Roberts, System Director of Budgets and Financial Planning, Kentucky Community and Technical College System (Versailles, KY);
  • Alexandria Roe, Associate Vice President for Capital Planning and Budget, University of Wisconsin System (Madison, WI)
  • Nicholas R. Santilli, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Professor of Psychology, Notre Dame College (South Euclid, OH)
  • Philip Simpson, Assistant Director of Facilities Planning, University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, CO)
  • Mark S. Valenti, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Sextant Group (Pittsburgh, PA)
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The 2014–15 SCUP Board of Directors will begin their term on July 16, 2014.  These board members will then select their own chair, vice chair, and secretary/treasurer.