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A Game-changing Solution to a Serious Credentialing Problem: Right Signals Initiative

Mar 23, 2017

Twenty community colleges are testing a framework for making their credentials more transparent as part of the Right Signals initiative. Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing and Workforce Holly Zanville discusses three important takeaways about the framework from a meeting of Community College presidents engaged in early trials.

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The Critical Role of Math Pathways in the Student Success Agenda

Mar 06, 2017

Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis spoke at the 2017 Summit on Mathematics Pathways in Indianapolis for the launch of a proposed national strategy for developing math pathways that will provide students the rigorous mathematics instruction that is most relevant to their chosen programs of study.

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10 Tips on Embedding Industry and Professional Certifications in Education Programs

Feb 27, 2017

Embedding industry certifications into education programs requires a great deal of collaboration between higher education and industry, but the benefits are shared by postsecondary institutions, employers and students alike.

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A Statement on Immigration and American Opportunity

Feb 01, 2017

In a statement on President Trump's executive order to suspend some immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis reminds us why we must remain true to the long-held values that have enabled the United States to integrate tens of millions of people from diverse races, religions, and cultures to form a distinct American identity.

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Lumina Foundation Announces New Fellow

Jan 31, 2017

Lumina has appointed Dewayne Matthews to serve as a Lumina Fellow. Through the Foundation's Fellows program, Lumina engages prominent thought leaders committed to dramatically increasing the percentage of Americans with college degrees, workforce certificates, and other high-quality postsecondary credentials.

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A Stronger Nation and the Talent that Will Make It Happen

Dec 05, 2016

Only a few weeks after the release of Lumina's latest strategic plan, more than 100 million people voted in national, state, and local elections. They cast ballots after one of the most rancorous and divisive presidential campaigns in the nation’s history. After votes were tallied, many of us were left wondering what the future holds.

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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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