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In Support of a Clear, Shared Definition of College Affordability

Nov 16, 2017

College affordability—two simple words. Two critically important, yet distressingly hollow words. Policymakers, college administrators, and student advocates all use this term, but no one seems to precisely define what it means or what achieving it would look like.

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We Can Innovate Responsibly While Protecting Students

Sep 21, 2017

Lumina Foundation CEO: Report on Western Governors University shouldn't tarnish gains made in competency-based education.

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Next-Generation Quality Assurance for Tomorrow’s Talent

Sep 19, 2017

How do we know people are graduating with the skills to get good jobs? As education beyond high school evolves, a new Lumina-supported group is working to define the Essential Employability Qualities necessary to succeed in today's job market.

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We Need Radical Change to Hit 60 Percent by 2025

Sep 14, 2017

A new report from ETS highlights some of the challenges facing the United States as we work toward ensuring most people have the learning needed for middle-class success and public participation.

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In Gig Economy, It Takes More Than Grit to Get Ahead

Sep 07, 2017

For several years, I’ve been telling a story about how it used to be that someone could start working for a power company as a meter reader and eventually work their way up to CEO. Being a meter reader is a lousy job—out in the weather with dogs biting your ankles—but if you stuck it out, you might get picked for a company training program…

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America Needs DREAMers to Fuel the 21st Century Economy

Sep 05, 2017

Six months isn’t very long, but it’s long enough to show what kind of country we are. President Trump’s decision to end the Obama-era DACA program gives Congress six months to come up with a better idea—better, say, than throwing 800,000 people out of the country whose only offense was being brought here as children by their parents.

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We All Must Do More

Aug 14, 2017

There are moments that call for moral clarity and public accountability—moments that require us to affirm our core values and commit to concrete action in the face of deep threats. In the wake of shameful acts of racist violence and terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia, this is such a moment.

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Not Who You Think: The Truth About Today’s College Students

July 14, 2017

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis addresses Pew research that uncovers a sharp partisan divide in our country's regard for higher education.

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When looking back moves people ahead

May 06, 2017

Nationally, colleges and universities have been working with officials in their states to ensure students receive credit for the associate’s degrees they've earned while working toward their bachelor’s—even if they stop before finishing. Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis writes about the game-changer called reverse transfer in the Indianapolis Business Journal.

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