Latinos are the fastest-growing student population in America and a new effort is now focused on leveraging the critical connection between their educational attainment and the future of our national economy. Lumina Foundation launches a collaborative partnership designed to strengthen More »
Lumina’s Vice President for Program Development, Jim Applegate told academic advisers their work is more important than ever. He spoke at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)’s annual conference in Denver on the crucial need to increase opportunities for our nation’s 21st century students. More »
With all of the recent talk about budget deficits and trade deficits, the deficit I’m most worried about is our national deficit of trust. Just look at the historically low levels of public trust in our political leaders or the growing distrust in corporate integrity reflected in the “Occupy Wall Street” protests.
Employers, educators and civic leaders understand the huge payoffs that come from a well-educated, innovative and productive workforce. Lumina President Jamie Merisotis provides actionable steps for increasing the number of college graduates in a Maine address. Read his full remarks »
Lumina President Jamie Merisotis spoke at the University of Texas’s Vista Summit in Brownsville where funders, including Lumina Foundation, shared thoughts on how communities can create a strong and lasting infrastructure for economic opportunity. Watch a recording of the live webcast:
Educators, employers, legislators and community leaders convened in Wheeling, WV for the Certified Success conference. View the recorded webcast: Quality Counts: Connecting Workforce readiness and College Completion. More »
In 2010, the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers initiated the Common Core State Standards effort… More »