‘A Necessary Start’: Statement on Release of New Gainful Employment Rule

Washington, D.C. (May 18, 2023) –  Higher Learning Advocates (HLA) released a statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s recent release of their proposed Gainful Employment Rule.  “Transparency and accountability are pivotal to ensure today’s students finish a program of study financially better off than when they started.  Higher Learning Advocates applauds the…

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Julie Peller Named to Washingtonian’s Most Influential List for Education

Julie Peller DC's Most Influential headshot

Executive Director Julie Peller is included in the Education section of Washingtonian’s Washington DC’s 500 Most Influential People list. The feature includes experts and advocates outside the government who are playing big roles in Washington, D.C.’s policy debates. Julie is recognized for her years of experience on Capitol Hill and helping “students who have some…

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Comments on OPM Guidance Review at U.S. Department of Education Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 9, 2023) — Tanya Ang, managing director, advocacy at Higher Learning Advocates, testified at a hearing held by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) today as it reviews 2011 guidance that allows online program management (OPM) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) to establish income share agreements. Higher Learning Advocates urged the…

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