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Dewayne Matthews

Dewayne Matthews served as Lumina's vice president of strategy development until 2016. Matthews has served in a variety of higher education leadership roles, including senior adviser to the president and vice president of the Education Commission of the States (ECS), director of programs and services for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education...Read bio »

The Use of Goals to Focus Action: Lessons from the UN

May 25, 2012

The blog of the World Economic Forum has a fascinating post by John McArthur about the use of goals to drive global efforts to reduce extreme poverty. The UN set Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000 to focus global anti-poverty efforts, and they are now working on a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to build on their success. And by all accounts the goals HAVE been successful—rates of extreme poverty (income of less than $1.25 per day) have fallen across the globe since 2005 and there is genuine optimism they could fall to zero by 2030.

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Chamber hosts State of Education, pushes for increased education funding

May 14, 2012

The Tulsa Metro Chamber wants higher attainment rates for Oklahoma to become a key strategy in weathering future economic storms. Lumina’s Dewayne Matthews delivered the keynote address at the chamber’s State of Education luncheon presenting research on the growing demand for skilled workers with high-quality degrees and credentials.

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Is Reputation the Only Way to Assure Quality?

May 02, 2012

Udacity is the new startup co-founded by Sebastian Thrun, who taught the famous free Stanford course on artificial intelligence that enrolled 160,000 students, and David Stavens. Udacity plans to develop and offer free online courses, and has launched with $5 million in venture capital.

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The Declining Value of a High School Diploma

Dec 13, 2011

The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution is producing some of the most interesting and revealing data out there on higher education and jobs. This chart is a real stunner. It shows what has happened to employment prospects for male high school graduates, both in terms of rates and salaries.

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OECD Data on Higher Education Attainment

Sep 15, 2011

There is always a lot of interest in the international data on higher education attainment that OECD publishes in its report Education at a Glance. The latest version of the report, which includes data for 2009, was released at 11 a.m. Paris time this morning. Here are the highlights:


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Higher Education, Economic Recovery, and Job Creation (Part 2)

Sep 07, 2011

In a time of high unemployment, where even college graduates have a hard time finding a job, it may seem like wishful thinking to say increasing higher education attainment plays a key role in driving economic growth—and therefore job creation. But the evidence is clear that it does. Unemployment rates are dramatically lower for college graduates, they are usually the first ones hired in a recovery, and employers pay an increasing premium for their knowledge and skills.

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