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A Stronger Nation and the Talent that Will Make It Happen

Dec 05, 2016

Only a few weeks after the release of Lumina's latest strategic plan, more than 100 million people voted in national, state, and local elections. They cast ballots after one of the most rancorous and divisive presidential campaigns in the nation’s history. After votes were tallied, many of us were left wondering what the future holds.

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Merisotis interview for ACCT's BookTalk: Distinguished Authors Series

Nov 30, 2016

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis is interviewed by the Association of Community College Trustees' BookTalk: Distinguished Authors Series on his motivation for writing America Needs Talent: Attracting, Educating & Deploying the 21st Century Workforce and his vision of a redesigned system of higher education.

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Audio: Merisotis talks talent on The Costa Report

Nov 14, 2016

Radio host Rebecca Costa spoke with Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, during a one-hour broadcast of The Costa Report the week of Nov. 7. Costa invites newsmakers and thought-leaders to discuss challenging issues. Merisotis discussed the work Lumina is invested in to increase the country’s overall education level beyond high school…

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Universal Postsecondary Education

Oct 21, 2016

Lumina Vice President Dewayne Matthews discusses how America should adopt universal postsecondary education to assure opportunity for millions left out or left behind in today’s economy.

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The sad truth about the student debt crisis: Policymakers still don't get it

Aug 08, 2016

I’ve sat with many policymakers in my career. I’ve seen them strategize solutions to make education more accessible, increase levels of college completion, and reduce the burden of student loan debt. But they’re missing something when it comes to student debt…

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Talent + transit = access to opportunity

July 16, 2016

Last month marked a transformative moment in Indianapolis history, as our city celebrated the opening of the Julia M. Carson Transit Center. For many, the gleaming glass structure in the heart of downtown symbolizes a new chapter…

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Companies Should Invest in Employees’ Higher Education

July 13, 2016

An analysis in Chief Learning Officer magazine by Lumina's president and Cigna's chief learning officer looks at data demonstrating the return on investment for corporate tuition reimbursement programs.

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College Kids, With Kids

July 05, 2016

IN the last year or so, dozens of employers — from the Navy to Goldman Sachs — have begun offering or expanding benefits such as paid family leave and job-sharing that enable parents to better balance work with family life. Slowly, America’s famously family-unfriendly workplace might finally be improving.

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What I told the DNC Platform Committee about college affordability

June 23, 2016

In 2016, I testified before the DNC Platform Committee hearing about higher education and college affordability. Here's what I said: Today some sort of postsecondary education is basically a prerequisite to a middle-class lifestyle. It is projected that by 2020 65% of new jobs will require a postsecondary credential…

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Stronger Nation 2017 demonstration
Stronger Nation 2017 demonstration
June 19, 2017

A Stronger Nation 2017 report uses Census data to track progress in degree attainment at several levels – nationally, in metropolitan areas, in all 50 states, and down to the county level. It also contains national data and state-specific estimates that show attainment of high-quality postsecondary certificates.