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Jamie Merisotis

Jamie Merisotis is a globally recognized leader in philanthropy, education, and public policy. Since 2008, he has served as president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. He previously served as co-founder and president...Read bio »

Education: Lumina builds strategy around partnerships, investments

Aug 07, 2018

A big job takes a big toolbox, and we’re fortunate at Lumina to have some interesting tools to help bring desperately needed, high-quality education beyond high school to all Americans.

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The big fix: Rethinking education and workforce

July 19, 2018

By all accounts, our country needs a trillion dollars or more to rebuild crumbling highways, bridges, and other infrastructure. We also need a plan to shore up education and training after high school—but this is one area we can improve with the resources already there.

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The power of learning

June 04, 2018

Congratulations to the SUNY Empire Class of 2018! I am thrilled to be here with you on this life-changing day. While graduation is always one of life’s great milestones, it’s an extra-special achievement here.

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We hope Walmart’s new education program inspires other employers to take action

May 30, 2018

With more than 1.3 million employees, Walmart is the nation’s largest private employer. And when Walmart takes on a challenge, people notice.

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Success and pain in ‘Tell Them We Are Rising’

Feb 13, 2018

“Tell Them We Are Rising” is the inspiring story of historically black colleges and universities, about higher education, and ultimately about our economic and social trajectory as a nation.

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Powerful, new technology isn't just displacing workers. It's uncovering learning pathways to employment in new fields.

Dec 07, 2017

A lot has been written about the impact of technology and whether robots and artificial intelligence will supplant humans. Far less has been said about the opportunities that advances in technology will create for building new credentialing systems that can capture and validate all forms of learning.

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Addressing Hate–Lumina's Response

Dec 04, 2017

To aid campuses and communities experiencing racial unrest and uncertainty, Lumina will support education and outreach that promote understanding, tolerance, and healing.

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We Can Innovate Responsibly While Protecting Students

Sep 21, 2017

Lumina Foundation CEO: Report on Western Governors University shouldn't tarnish gains made in competency-based education.

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We Need Radical Change to Hit 60 Percent by 2025

Sep 14, 2017

A new report from ETS highlights some of the challenges facing the United States as we work toward ensuring most people have the learning needed for middle-class success and public participation.

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