Talent Investments Pay Off

Latest Study of Employee Education Investment Results in Cost Savings for Discover Financial Services

 

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Capturing Learning Wherever It Occurs

Convening showcasing the efforts of participating institutions, what they learned, and what these results mean for capturing all learning, regardless of how and where it happens

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November 28 - 29, 2016

Strategic Plan for 2017 Released

Lumina's third strategic plan will guide the Foundation's work from 2017 to 2020

 

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America Needs Talent

Now available in paperback

In an updated and expanded second edition, Lumina President Jamie Merisotis explains how the educational and political developments of 2015–2016 have only increased our need for talent, and how state initiatives and global competition can bring us closer to our goals.

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Left Behind

Lumina-supported radio documentaries from APM Reports take a close look at the students left behind by our education system. Hear highlights from the series:

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Latest Stories

Study Finds Investing in Employee Higher Education Results in Cost Savings for Major Financial Services Company

Nov 30, 2016

Discover Financial Services reaps $1.44 in savings for every dollar spent on tuition assistance for employees. Latest study by Accenture supports growing body of evidence that tuition assistance programs help build employee skills, improve corporate bottom lines, and increase employees’ involvement in the community.

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Merisotis interview for ACCT's BookTalk: Distinguished Authors Series

Nov 30, 2016

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis is interviewed by the Association of Community College Trustees' BookTalk: Distinguished Authors Series on his motivation for writing America Needs Talent: Attracting, Educating & Deploying the 21st Century Workforce and his vision of a redesigned system of higher education.

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Audio: Merisotis talks talent on The Costa Report

Nov 14, 2016

Radio host Rebecca Costa spoke with Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, during a one-hour broadcast of The Costa Report the week of Nov. 7. Costa invites newsmakers and thought-leaders to discuss challenging issues. Merisotis discussed the work Lumina is invested in to increase the country’s overall education level beyond high school…

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What You Can Do

Every American has a role in helping us reach Goal 2025, and we all benefit when we get there. Everyone–from employers to instructors to families–has clear steps to take. And no matter how small, each step toward the goal is essential. Find out how you can contribute to building a stronger nation through higher education.

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What Needs to be Redesigned

Lumina's priority is to fundamentally rethink how higher education is delivered, and what outcomes can be expected from postsecondary completion. Lumina Foundation is leading a national conversation about the disruptive innovations helping to design and build a 21st century system that meets the needs of all students.

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Facts & Figures

Read some key facts on how we can increase levels of educational attainment equitably, through the use of quality data to improve student performance, identify problems, measure progress toward the goal and inform policy and decision making at all levels.

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