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Testimony of Zakiya Smith before Democratic Platform Committee

June 08, 2016

Education, employment, and good jobs are interconnected issues that are front of mind for many Americans these days. 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 education—that is something beyond the high school diploma.

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Merisotis Urges Congress to Improve Veterans Education to Meet National Talent Needs

Sep 10, 2015

Written testimony Prepared for the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on the topic: A Review of Licensing and Credentialing Standards for Servicemembers and Veterans: Do Barriers Still Remain?

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Lumina CEO Urges Congress to Adopt a Student-Centered Approach in the Higher Education Act Reauthorization

July 22, 2015

Lumina Foundation president and CEO Jamie Merisotis testified today before Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

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Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Exploring Barriers and Opportunities Within Innovation

July 22, 2015

Testimony by Lumina Foundation President & CEO Jamie Merisotis: Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Exploring Barriers and Opportunities Within Innovation, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

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House testimony on Keeping College Within Reach

Nov 30, 2011

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis testified before committee members to help examine the causes of rising college tuition and to discuss innovative ways some institutions are lowering costs. Merisotis emphasized the need to change our graduation standard from a system based on time to a system based on actual student learning.

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Big Goals and Tough Budgets: Strengthening Tennessee’s Colleges and Universities in Times of Fiscal Austerity

March 16, 2011

Jamie Merisotis says raising college attainment in a time of fiscal restraint is urgent.

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Arizona's Economic Recovery: The Vital Role of Colleges and Universities

Feb 23, 2011

Merisotis speaks to Arizona's Higher Education, Innovation and Reform Committee about a proven way to stimulate job creation: increase educational attainment.

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California Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education

April 07, 2010

Testimony of Jamie P. Merisotis, to the Connecticut Legislature, Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

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Testimony of Jamie P. Merisotis to the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

Jan 29, 2009

Testimony of Jamie P. Merisotis, to the Connecticut Legislature, Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

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Stronger Nation 2017 demonstration
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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.