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Next wave of thriving cities

June 26, 2015

The 21st century is shaping up to be a golden age for cities, with growth in U.S. municipalities projected to create an even stronger urban majority in coming decades. Some localities will ascend as exemplars of flourishing communities in this new era. And they won’t necessarily be the places you’d expect.

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New Report Reveals Greater Urgency Needed to Increase Postsecondary Attainment

April 09, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – A new report released today by Lumina Foundation reveals real progress has been made in the national effort to increase postsecondary attainment, but current rates won’t be enough to meet America’s future economic and workforce demands. The annual report, A Stronger Nation through Higher Education, finds that unless actions are taken now to significantly increase postsecondary attainment, the nation will fall short of workforce needs by the end of this decade.

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The Urgency of Increasing Higher Education Attainment in America

April 08, 2015

As postsecondary skills have become essential to success for millions of Americans, few would argue that our nation has all of the talent it needs to prosper. New data reveal that our country risks falling behind in a global race—the competition for innovation and, above all else, talent—unless actions are taken now to significantly increase postsecondary attainment.

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Behind the Target: Understanding 60 Percent

Nov 19, 2013

The Evolllution's interview with Dewayne Matthews, vice-president for policy and strategy at Lumina Foundation.

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Post-high-school education crucial for prosperity

Jan 04, 2013

As Rhode Island embarks on a new year, leaders from every corner of the state are contemplating what actions should be taken in 2013 to more effectively grow jobs, strengthen the economy and build for a better tomorrow. It's an interesting time, to be sure, but a significant challenge threatens to block future progress.

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Another View: Education beyond high school will decide Iowa's future

Dec 31, 2012

As Iowa embarks on a new year, leaders from every corner of the state are contemplating what actions should be taken in 2013 to more effectively grow jobs, strengthen the economy and build for a better tomorrow. It’s an interesting time to be sure, but a significant challenge threatens to block future progress.

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Michigan's prosperity depends on higher education

Dec 30, 2012

As Michigan embarks on a new year, leaders from every corner of the state are contemplating what actions should be taken in 2013 to more effectively grow jobs, strengthen the economy and build for a better tomorrow. It’s an interesting time to be sure, but a significant challenge threatens to block future progress.

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Importance of improving Ohioans' college completion rate cannot be overstated

Nov 23, 2012

We agree with your recent editorial regarding the need to dramatically increase college completion rates across Ohio, and we applaud those organizations working to make that a reality. The challenge cannot be overstated, because the pace at which Ohioans are graduating from college is so insufficient that it now threatens the state's ability to compete in the global economy.

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A Stronger America Will Need to Be a More Talented America

Sep 28, 2012

The economy, unemployment and the American dream. Those are a few of the big issues facing our nation as President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney prepare for their first debate. And they're all related. That's because the nation's economic future is inextricably linked to the talent of its workforce, which in turn will drive our collective fiscal and social well being.

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