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The data problem that perpetuates America’s ongoing college-value debate

April 06, 2016

The March jobs report adds to a pile of conclusive evidence that most of the jobs being created in today’s economy require an education beyond high school. Jobs that demand a post-high school credential have been leading the recovery, with 9 million college jobs added since 2007. Meanwhile, 6.3 million jobs for high-school-educated workers are gone, and they’re not coming back.

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Outcomes-Based Funding: Important Takeaways for State Policymakers

March 10, 2016

A new series of reports argue for tying public funding to student outcomes.

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LGBT rights important to business

Feb 01, 2016

Indiana has a huge unmet need for workers with the skills and knowledge required to fill 21st century jobs and fuel our state’s economic growth. Consider that by the end of this decade, at least 55 percent of Hoosier jobs will require some form of education beyond high school. And we’re falling woefully behind in meeting that demand. Only 34 percent of adult Hoosiers acquired a two- or four-year degree as of last year. This places us 40th among states in higher education attainment in a nation that, on the whole, faces a looming talent gap.

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Lumina Foundation Papers Highlight How Outcomes-Based Funding Focuses Public Colleges and Universities on Increasing Student Completion

Nov 03, 2015

Lumina Foundation released the first installment in a series of papers on how states and public institutions are using new outcomes-based funding models to improve upon outdated performance- and enrollment-based funding approaches.

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Arne Duncan’s Legacy: The Difference That Strong Leadership Can Make

Oct 05, 2015

Arne Duncan’s recent announcement that he’ll be departing as U.S. secretary of education provides an opportunity to reflect on his accomplishments in bringing critical higher-education issues to the forefront and helping tackle some of the sector’s most pressing challenges.

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Why the United States Needs a 'Department of Talent'

Sep 12, 2015

Jamie Merisotis makes the case for well-designed, efficient federal policy to promote talent development.

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Merisotis Urges Congress to Improve Veterans Education to Meet National Talent Needs

Sep 10, 2015

Written testimony Prepared for the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on the topic: A Review of Licensing and Credentialing Standards for Servicemembers and Veterans: Do Barriers Still Remain?

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Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Exploring Barriers and Opportunities Within Innovation

July 22, 2015

Testimony by Lumina Foundation President & CEO Jamie Merisotis: Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Exploring Barriers and Opportunities Within Innovation, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

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Lumina CEO Urges Congress to Adopt a Student-Centered Approach in the Higher Education Act Reauthorization

July 22, 2015

Lumina Foundation president and CEO Jamie Merisotis testified today before Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

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