News & Views

NEWS & VIEWS

Filtering by Topic: A Stronger Nation

Blog: Stronger Nation now features easy search, data browsing

June 09, 2017

There’s good news in Lumina Foundation’s latest Stronger Nation report on educational attainment, but the data show some challenges, too. Lumina’s Courtney Brown looks at the report – and a powerful new data visualization tool that puts the numbers in context.

Continue Reading

A Statewide Approach to Service Year ─ the Virginia Model

April 18, 2017

The Service Year Alliance wants to create 1 million job placements in the public sector annually. One way to reach this goal is by taking a statewide approach. Lumina's Holly Zanville suggests Virginia's innovative approach to service year expansion could be replicated in any state to drastically increase participation among employers, communities, and students.

Continue Reading

Does Higher Education Really Increase Economic Mobility?

April 10, 2017

Lumina Fellow Dewayne Matthews points to a study that provides fresh evidence that higher education is, in fact, an engine of upward mobility. The study suggests that if more institutions improve their “Mobility Index” as certain exemplary mid-tier institutions have done, the American dream would become a reality for millions more people

Continue Reading

All Americans are 'college material'–and they must be

March 23, 2017

Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis outlined a vision for cultivating the talent needed for economic and social success in the luncheon keynote before an audience of institutional leaders at the Annual conference of UPCEA (University Professional and Continuing Education Association.)

Continue Reading

Americans need meaningful jobs. Learning beyond high school is the pathway to getting one.

Feb 23, 2017

The election of Donald J. Trump in 2016 makes it impossible to continue to ignore America’s jobs problem. Trump’s economic rhetoric—couched in nationalism and a promise to return to the good old days—appealed to the increasing number of Americans who can’t find meaningful work, support their families, or ascend the economic ladder.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Universal Postsecondary Education

Oct 21, 2016

Lumina Vice President Dewayne Matthews discusses how America should adopt universal postsecondary education to assure opportunity for millions left out or left behind in today’s economy.

Continue Reading

A Stronger Nation 2016 Report Release

April 11, 2016

A discussion geared toward newsmakers and postsecondary thought leaders that will address the issues raised by Lumina Foundation’s 2016 Stronger Nation Report

Continue Reading