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

WASHINGTON – 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 Department of Education for…

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

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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Measuring ROI in Higher Education

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Measuring ROI in Higher Education “In this episode, Dr. Jason Altmire talks with Julie Peller of Higher Learning Advocates about accountability, ROI in higher education, and the future of the for-profit sector. Julie Peller is the Executive Director of Higher Learning Advocates. She also served as the Deputy Staff Director for the House Committee on Education and Labor. Julie…

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Brief: SAP Requirements Create Barriers to Underserved Students

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SAP Requirements Create Barriers to Underserved Students “The brief examines how current SAP policies can be confusing for many students, such as those who are new to college and arrive academically underprepared, do not receive proper advising, or face unexpected life challenges. Institutions can create their own SAP requirements, but at minimum students must maintain…

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

WASHINGTON — 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 Department to prioritize transparency,…

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