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Quality Education in the Global Context: What We Are All Learning about Learning

March 11, 2013

As U.S. Higher Education systems shift focus toward student learning and educational quality, Lumina President Jamie Merisotis joined today's OECD forum in Paris to discuss how we can work together to make global progress in learning-outcomes.

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Meeting the Need for College Graduates in Texas

March 08, 2013

Austin Economic Club speech reveals design criteria for improving student financial models.

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Realizing the Transformative Power of Higher Education in Florida

Feb 01, 2013

Lumina president Jamie Merisotis advised business and civic leaders in Tallahassee that "educational success is inextricably linked to economic prosperity." He spoke to the Economic Club on assuring Florida's economic growth and improving job creation by boosting the state's college attainment rate.

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Rising to the College-Attainment Challenge in Maryland

Jan 08, 2013

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis speaks at Maryland's Statewide Completion Forum on the promise of creating a student-centered higher education system that broadens opportunity and increases attainment for all.

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Embracing the Goal of Increased College Attainment in Dayton

Nov 20, 2012

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis spoke at the launch of Learn to Earn Dayton at Sinclair Community College in Dayton on the collective work required to build Dayton's talent resources.

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Union Institute & University Commencement Address

Oct 15, 2012

"The nation needs your talent—now more than ever. Today’s labor market has made it clear—often painfully clear—that skills must be consistently honed … that no one can afford to “stand pat” with one’s education and expect to succeed."

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Postsecondary Education: The Case for Systemic Change

Oct 09, 2012

Rigorous and relevant higher education is key to distinguishing Minnesota as the “skilled workforce state,” says Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation president and CEO. “The Minnesota Chamber’s overall effort is right on target”, he said, “Addressing the challenge of producing a better skilled workforce will require all of the key players to work more closely together than they ever have before.” Merisotis delivered the keynote speech at the Minnesota Chamber’s workforce summit, “How to Make Minnesota the Skilled Workforce State.”

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Why Higher Education System Redesign—and the Credentialing Framework that Supports It—Matters

Oct 03, 2012

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis delivered the opening keynote speech at the 9th Annual President's Forum, "Debt and Disillusionment: Extending the Economic Advantages of Online Learning." He emphasized the importance of serving more students through a new system of credentials that assures that high-quality learning is recognized and rewarded. He said, "the shift to a learning-based, flexible, stackable credentialing system has been little more than an intriguing idea for a long time. But it is now an idea whose time has come." Read more » Play full speech plus Q&A: [audio:]

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2012 Help Wanted conference: Addressing the skills gap

Sep 20, 2012

Lumina Vice President for Program Development Jim Applegate spoke at the 2012 Help Wanted conference on September 20 in Washington, D.C. The conference brought together business leaders, policy makers, and education innovators to address the skills gap crisis and discuss issues on postsecondary education and the workforce.

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Lucia Anderson Weathers
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.