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Wanted: An Education Recovery to Match the Economic Recovery

March 27, 2012

Our nation needs an education recovery to help propel the nascent economic recovery, because improved education attainment is the best route to economic prosperity for both individuals and the nation.

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The Critical Connection Between Higher Education and the American Dream

Jan 20, 2012

The American Dream is built on the promise that individuals from all walks of life can find success and prosperity here. That dream has taken some hits recently and the rising cost of college tuition is part of the problem. As we dive into the new year, it's time to put the issue of college productivity and affordability under the microscope.

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Solving Washington state's education and economy paradox

Jan 04, 2012

Washington state attracts college graduates, although higher-education opportunities for homegrown students languish in the face of reduced state funding and soaring tuition rates. Guest columnist Jamie P. Merisotis writes about the opportunity for helping residents get college degrees.

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College degrees fuel prosperity

Jan 03, 2012

A scan of Nashville-area classified ads reveals that there are nearly 700 job openings in the fields of engineering, medical and technology alone. Those jobs are open today, but they require college degrees.

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The link between higher ed and Denver's economy

Jan 02, 2012

It may come as a surprise to know that in higher education circles around the country, Colorado is known for what is called the "Colorado Paradox" — that the state ranks among the highest in the proportion of the population with a college degree, but among the lowest in the proportion of state residents who complete college.

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Making college education a national priority

Dec 20, 2011

As the year draws to a close, it's a perfect time to look ahead and ask what it will take to make America's economy stronger in 2012. Most experts say that the education levels of our workforce will be critical to the nation's long-term economic prosperity.

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A partnership to boost the US economy: business and higher education

Oct 07, 2011

With college tuition costs skyrocketing, and a dearth of skilled workers, American businesses worry they won't have enough educated employees to power their companies – and fuel economic recovery. Companies have begun to partner with colleges to meet a mutual demand.

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The Role of Education in Our National Security

Sep 26, 2011

Holly Zanville, Program Director, Lumina Foundation The Pell Institute Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) 30th Annual Conference on America’s Future, Washington, DC

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OECD Data on Higher Education Attainment

Sep 15, 2011

There is always a lot of interest in the international data on higher education attainment that OECD publishes in its report Education at a Glance. The latest version of the report, which includes data for 2009, was released at 11 a.m. Paris time this morning. Here are the highlights:

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