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Jamie Merisotis

The data problem that perpetuates America's ongoing college-value debate

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 04.05.2016 | College
Jamie Merisotis

The March jobs report adds to a pile of conclusive evidence that most of the jobs being created in today's economy require an education beyond high sc...

Talent Shout

Charles Kolb | Posted 03.25.2016 | Education
Charles Kolb

America Needs Talent was written by a thoughtful talent scout who shows us the way forward. Now it's up to all of us to embrace his recommendations and secure the "talent dividend" that he believes lies in our future.

Talent in America and Reimagining 20th Century Success

George Sifakis | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
George Sifakis

Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation's CEO, as well as author of the new book America Needs Talent shared a great deal on the sector of talent in America with Ideagen. An important goal of Lumina, Merisotis said, is to increase the number of "high quality post-secondary degrees, certificates, or other credentials" in Americans to 60 percent.

Want to Be Happier and Healthier? Then Go to College.

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 10.15.2015 | College
Jamie Merisotis

Higher education attainment isn't just about the money--it's about opening up the worlds of opportunity that only education can provide. It is about enriching lives and communities, reducing crime, increasing engagement, and feeding the economy with the talent it desperately needs.

Five Ways to Deploy a 21st Century Workforce

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Jamie Merisotis

In our dynamic and global economy, we need to ask whether our workforce is equipped to meet the increasingly complex demands of the 21st century. The answer, as it stands today, is a decisive no.

What New Orleans Needs in the Next Post-Katrina Decade

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 08.29.2015 | Education
Jamie Merisotis

New Orleans became a symbol of American rebirth and reinvention in the face of senseless tragedy. From dramatically improving results in its public schools to rebuilding its civil infrastructure, the city has taken many impressive and forward-looking steps since Katrina.

Why Rebooting Higher Education Policy Could Strengthen Our Nation's Economic Future

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 07.22.2016 | College
Jamie Merisotis

Much is riding on the outcome of a months-long Congressional debate over re-authorization of the Higher Education Act, the sweeping law that governs colleges and universities.

The Urgency of Increasing Higher Education Attainment in America

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 06.09.2015 | Education
Jamie Merisotis

New data reveal that our country risks falling behind in a global race -- the competition for innovation and, above all else, talent -- unless actions are taken now to significantly increase postsecondary attainment.

Changing the World in a Zero Degree environment

George Sifakis | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
George Sifakis

It has been said that women hold up half the sky. In fact, women and girls account for nearly half of our global population and yet, even in 2014, women's empowerment is of vital importance.

Smart Growth: Creating Sustainable Cities Through Higher Education

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Jamie Merisotis

The benefits of increased college attainment go beyond economics. Significant social benefits ripple out as well: greater civic and social engagement, higher rates of voter participation and volunteerism, healthier lifestyles, less dependence on public assistance.