The credit hour—the standard unit of measurement for higher education—tells us very little about what students actually learn. A new report funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Lumina Foundation advocates a shift in federal policy away from the old standard to better prepare college graduates for success beyond college. More »
The YES Prep Charter School Network in Houston demonstrates great success in getting first-generation students into college. But getting them to graduate is another story. American Public Media investigates the factors that determine success to help more low-income college students succeed.
Lumina President Jamie Merisotis speaks to a bipartisan group of state legislators on building a higher education system that’s built to serve the needs of 21st century students—the ever-growing number of low-income, first-generation, minority and adult students who constitute the “real world” on campuses these days. More »
The job recovery that began in early 2010 has added 3.4 million jobs so far. Virtually all of those jobs required some form of postsecondary education. New data from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce confirms the best protection in an economic storm is a high-quality college degree, certificate or other credential. More »
Low-skill jobs are becoming a thing of the past as employers increasingly demand workers with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete. Tony Carnevale and Jamie Merisotis put the question to policymakers in The Hill’s Congress Blog: How will we face the student debt crisis and start producing the skilled talent our nation needs? More »