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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 »

Everyone has an opinion about the value of college. Tony Carnevale has the facts.

Dec 03, 2018

For a decade now, a small squadron of researchers at Carnevale’s Center on Education and the Workforce has explored the relationship between what students are learning and what skills employers need.

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Robots, A.I., education: The future of learning and work

Oct 01, 2018

How we work is changing, so fast that it’s possible to miss the way that robots, artificial intelligence and the rise of new-collar workers are changing something else: How we learn.

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The future of learning and work: Making sure that all learning counts

Sep 28, 2018

Good afternoon. I’m delighted to be part of this discussion on the next steps in higher education … and how to ensure that it remains a positive force in the lives of people throughout the world.

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Starting college? Think about internships now

Aug 29, 2018

The problem with most college commencement speeches is that they come too late. By the time graduates cross the stage, the experience is over. What students — even those in their first year — really need is a commencement-style dollop of wisdom while there’s still time to make big choices.

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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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