The Hill: Creating opportunities that will lead to a sustaining wage, economic mobility

“This Election Day, exit polling showed that voters’ overwhelming motivations were economic worries. The next Congress has a voter mandate to work with the White House to move quickly to enact policies that will lower costs for families. While lowering daily expenses in the short-term are needed, true economic recovery must also include pat...
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Inside Higher Ed: Congress Must Invest in Student Mental Health

“Starting July 16, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline became more easily reachable—simply by dialing 988. With mental health crises burdening so many, this is a welcome step. Robust and effective suicide prevention starts with early intervention through timely and easy access to mental health care. For college students burdened and st...
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An Infrastructure for Our Nation’s Talent

Source: Inside Higher Ed
Julie Peller and Jamie Merisotis discuss how using the Pell Grant for short-term programs could build a different kind of bridge—one that links training, education and employment. “Just like America’s roads and bridges, building the nation’s talent for the future requires strategic investment, careful planning and partnerships. Investin...
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The Hill: Congress should help college students bridge the digital divide

Emily Bouck West and Wesley Whistle discuss the issues students face when they do not have access to reliable and affordable WiFi and laptops. Students often suffer setbacks in learning because they can’t access or complete coursework at home. Read the full piece here.
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Op-ed: To support today’s students, Congress must strengthen oversight of colleges

George Miller, former Congressman and a board member of Higher Learning Advocates, published an op-ed on the need for Congress to strengthen oversight of colleges. Read the op-ed here.
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Who’s afraid of accountability? The conservative case for better measures of success in higher education.

Higher Learning Advocates board member and former Congressman Luke Messer makes the conservative case for better measures of success in higher education in Politico. Read ‘Who’s afraid of accountability? The conservative case for better measures of success in higher education.’ here. 
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Four Ways Congress Can Help A New Generation of Students

Source: Real Clear Education
Julie Peller’s latest op-ed discusses ways policymakers can better align federal policy to ensure the success of today’s students.
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As the Higher Ed Opportunity Act Turns 10, Here’s How the Landscape Has Changed

Source: EdSurge
By Emily Bouck and India Heckstall Ten years ago, on August 14, 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the last comprehensive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). This took place during the buildup to a financial crisis that ultimately cost 8.7 million American jobs. Now,&helli...
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