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L.A.'s economy depends on higher education

Jan 11, 2013

Los Angeles is a great American city. It's been that way for decades. But as we embark on a new year, a significant challenge lingers. Education attainment -- or lack thereof -- is poised to singlehandedly decide our economic future.

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GenConnect interview featuring Lumina President Jamie Merisotis

Oct 31, 2012

”We can’t underestimate the power of continuing education after high school,” says Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, a private foundation committed to enrolling and graduating more students from college. “Higher education of some sort not only is an education issue, but an economic one and a globally competitive one, as well.”

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The Side Show at UVa

June 22, 2012

I must admit I’ve considered the events at UVa to be a side show—one of those fascinating, high-profile diversions that come along in higher education from time to time. As one who accepts the growing irrelevance of the Research I universities to the key issues facing the nation (now THAT would be a good topic for a future blog post), I am alternately amused and irritated by the undue attention that the periodic soap operas of presidential firings attracts.

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Chamber hosts State of Education, pushes for increased education funding

May 14, 2012

The Tulsa Metro Chamber wants higher attainment rates for Oklahoma to become a key strategy in weathering future economic storms. Lumina’s Dewayne Matthews delivered the keynote address at the chamber’s State of Education luncheon presenting research on the growing demand for skilled workers with high-quality degrees and credentials.

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Public Policy Steps to More Jobs and Higher Incomes

May 06, 2012

Each month, government officials release a jobs report. The employment and unemployment figures send ripples or waves through political polls and financial markets. But the real economic Richter scale is (or should be) per-capita income.

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A matter of more degrees

April 09, 2012

Indiana just took a big step forward when the Commission for Higher Education introduced its strategic plan to increase the number of adults with college degrees or certificates in Indiana to 60 percent by 2025. The Indiana Education Roundtable unanimously approved the plan and now it's time for leaders around the state to rally around this important initiative. Here's why.

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Merisotis on Lumina’s productivity work and the DQP

Feb 09, 2012

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis speaks to Radio Higher Ed, a podcast series featuring higher ed policy leaders about Lumina's productivity agenda and on building public will for the big goal.

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Is Higher Education Worth the Cost? Wrong Question

Jan 26, 2012

In President Obama’s State of the Union address, he noted the importance of college attainment in closing the skills gap in our country. He’s right and his timing couldn’t be better because it has become fashionable in some quarters to suggest that higher education is no longer worth the cost.

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The Declining Value of a High School Diploma

Dec 13, 2011

The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution is producing some of the most interesting and revealing data out there on higher education and jobs. This chart is a real stunner. It shows what has happened to employment prospects for male high school graduates, both in terms of rates and salaries.

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