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10 Tips on Embedding Industry and Professional Certifications in Education Programs

Feb 27, 2017

Embedding industry certifications into education programs requires a great deal of collaboration between higher education and industry, but the benefits are shared by postsecondary institutions, employers and students alike.

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Americans need meaningful jobs. Learning beyond high school is the pathway to getting one.

Feb 23, 2017

The election of Donald J. Trump in 2016 makes it impossible to continue to ignore America’s jobs problem. Trump’s economic rhetoric—couched in nationalism and a promise to return to the good old days—appealed to the increasing number of Americans who can’t find meaningful work, support their families, or ascend the economic ladder.

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Merisotis Gives Odds For Edtech Innovation Under Trump

Feb 20, 2017

Lumina president Jamie Merisotis sees the potential for trends that emerged during the Obama years to continue under President Trump, including competency-based learning, and the EQUIP program–a pilot project would allow students to qualify for federal financial aid at selected non-accredited schools.

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A Statement on Immigration and American Opportunity

Feb 01, 2017

In a statement on President Trump's executive order to suspend some immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis reminds us why we must remain true to the long-held values that have enabled the United States to integrate tens of millions of people from diverse races, religions, and cultures to form a distinct American identity.

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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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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.