Latino student success – a national imperative

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 »

Video | keynote speech by Lumina's Jim Applegate

Education must be student-centered

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 »  


How to Restore Trust in Corporate America

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.

PBS Nightly Business Report, Oct. 13, 2011

Speech | Maine Symposium on Higher Education

Linking College Success and Economic Prosperity in Maine

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 »

Video | 2011 Vista Summit

Merisotis participates in UT’s Vista Summit

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:



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Video | Certified Success conference

Competing in today's economy

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 »

Common Core State Standards

Common Core State Standards: "It's About Improving Education for All Americans. Bottom Line."

In 2010, the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers initiated the Common Core State Standards effort… More »

It's About Improving Education for All Americans. Bottom Line.  

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