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The Urgency of Increasing Higher Education Attainment in America

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 04.09.2015 | 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.

Is Your Head of HR Thinking About Supply Chain Management?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Julian L. Alssid

Amidst what seems like 1,000 panel discussions in 1,000 Washington, DC conference rooms every month, a truly revolutionary idea for unlocking business growth emerged from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation just before Thanksgiving.

Innovation in the Air and on Land

Noël Harmon | Posted 08.17.2014 | College
Noël Harmon

Higher education needs more innovative thought, unlikely partnerships, and perhaps vehicles like the Innovation Class initiative, to enact those ideas and partnerships.

The Power of a Service Year

John Bridgeland | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Today's easy citizenship does not require much of us. Taxation enables us to support common projects and voting to elect candidates that a majority supports. But there are far too few experiences that bring us together in shared community and national purpose.

Business and Education Executives Just Don't See Eye to Eye

John M. Eger | Posted 06.12.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

Recent reports by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation, said that 'A significant perception gap (exists) between business and academic institution leaders when it comes to assessing the workforce preparedness of today's college graduates.'

Hidden Treasures: The Colleges and Universities That Are Finally Being Noticed

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

As our nation begins to reexamine its social structure -- one, that for so long has been perceived to reward merit and hard work, but in actuality reproduces social class inequities -- a vision for a new educational landscape must include MSIs.

Remediation Nation: A Blueprint for Collaboration Between Gates, Lumina & National Association for Developmental Education

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Shedding the label of "remediation nation" will take creativity, commitment, collaboration, and a larger vision for the success of the whole person--not just the academic student, the dropout, the fast food worker, the graduate, or the successful and contributing member of society.

Poll: Americans Reveal What's More Important Than Graduating From College

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.28.2013 | College

In finding the right college, Americans care less about whether its students are likely to graduate, and more about whether the ones that do land a so...

America Falling Short On College Grads: Study

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2013 | College

By Brendan O'Brien June 13 (Reuters) - The percentage of working-age U.S. adults who hold a college degree has increased incrementally...

Why Colleges Are Tracking Down Students

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 03.17.2013 | College

ST. LOUIS -- Carmen Ricotta knows being a college graduate could mean higher pay and better job opportunities, and it's not like St. Louis Community C...

Aided by Fox News, For-Profit Colleges Use Shameless Propaganda to Mask Shameful Conduct

David Halperin | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
David Halperin

Instead of taking this opportunity to reform, the industry's big players appear to be digging in, and continuing to use their revenues -- about 86 percent of which come from taxpayers -- to engage in lobbying and propaganda aimed at convincing the public that everything is fine.

Wake Up Rip Van Winkle, the College Demographic Revolution Is Upon Us

Kristin Conklin | Posted 11.27.2011 | College
Kristin Conklin

Amid some of the most distressing economic news in history, our new report reveals just how extensive America's college dropout problem is among 33 states courageous enough to voluntarily share data.

Productivity Is Taking Hold in Higher Education

Gordon Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Gordon Davies

Having been abroad during the academic year 2009-10, I returned to the States to find "productivity" a key word in political, corporate, and educational discussions of higher education.

Goodwill Supports Investing In An Education

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Gibbons

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. One of the reasons I like it so much is because of football season. I used to play football before I sta...

States With The Highest Percentage Of College Degree Holders (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Lumina Foundation for Education's recent report, "A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education," (PDF) stresses the importance of college degrees fo...

States With The Lowest Percentage Of College Degree Holders (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new report (PDF) released by the Lumina Foundation for Education, America still falls short of the educational attainment goal outlined...

Community Colleges Try Innovative Ways to Improve Retention, Completion and Transfer Rates

Liz Willen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Liz Willen

(Inver Hills Community College in Minn.) By Casey Selix of MinnPost and Liz Willen of The Hechinger Report This is the time of year Inver Hills Com...