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North America Needs Talent

June 01, 2017

Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis spoke at the Annual Conference of Polytechnics Canada on ways we can to develop and deploy the talent that employers need to fill the jobs that workers want.

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Lumina Foundation Interviews edX about New MicroMasters® Programs

May 22, 2017

Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing & Workforce Development Holly Zanville interviews the project lead for the edX grant, Nina Huntemann, director of academics and research, to see how the work is going.

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Bipartisan Support for Career and Technical Education Can Buttress Nation's Future Strength

May 18, 2017

Lumina Foundation comments on unanimous bipartisan support for legislation to improve career and technical education–the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.

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Conversation with CompTIA's Gretchen Koch on IT Careers for Diverse Populations

May 11, 2017

Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing and Workforce Development Holly Zanville spoke with CompTIA's Gretchen Koch about efforts to expand opportunities for diverse student populations to find employment in the IT industry by scaling a long-term internship model.

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Lumina Foundation Announces New Chief Financial Officer

May 10, 2017

Lumina Foundation names Brad Kelsheimer, DePauw University’s senior vice president for finance and administration, as chief financial officer, effective June 19. Kelsheimer will replace longtime Lumina CFO J. David Maas, who is retiring after 17 years.

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Success is not a Zero-Sum Game

May 09, 2017

Success is not in limited supply nor is it available only to those who attend elite institutions. Lumina Fellow Dewayne Matthews comments on the latest evidence showing that the most selective universities are failing to enroll thousands of highly qualified low-income students.

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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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Restoration of Year-Round Pell is a Win, But the Battle's Not Over

May 05, 2017

When Congress voted to restore year-round Pell in the 2017 omnibus budget, some declared victory. Students can now use these funds over summer terms and potentially accelerate degree completion. While this was a definite win, the fight to keep the Pell program well-funded continues.

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Retraining the American Workforce

May 04, 2017

A WorkingNation panel at this year's Milken Institute Global Conference discussed urgent questions concerning today’s workforce including: How do we control for and counteract the growing skills gap in our country, and what can be done to properly train Americans for the jobs of the future?

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