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A Statewide Approach to Service Year ─ the Virginia Model

Apr 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.

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

Mar 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.)

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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.

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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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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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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.

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A Stronger Nation 2016 Report Release

Apr 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

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New Report Shows National Postsecondary Attainment Rate Rises to More Than 45 Percent

Apr 08, 2016

The U.S. is making slow, but steady progress in the number of Americans who hold high-quality credentials beyond high school diplomas. New data on nationwide postsecondary attainment released today by Lumina Foundation in its latest A Stronger Nation report indicates that 40.4 percent of working-age Americans (ages 25-64) held high-quality two- or four-year degrees in 2014, the latest U.S. Census Bureau (American Community Survey) figures available, up slightly from 40.0 percent in 2013.

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Yes, College Is Still a Good Investment—and Here Are 3 Ways to Make It a Better One

Oct 22, 2015

A college education is vital not only for today's students but for the future of our country, this guest expert argues.

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