Press

  • Policy Brief Recommends Changes to Federal Aid Requirements

    Deputy Executive Director Emily Bouck West argues in Diverse Issues in Higher Education that holding institutions accountable on a…

  • Capella U shares lessons from 5 years of competency-based education

    Higher Learning Advocates Executive Director Julie Peller argues that competency-based education (CBE) requires a unique approach in Education Dive.

  • Florida Daily: Elijah Cummings Working With Florida Congressman to Help Veterans at Colleges, Universities

    U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho and Rep. Elijah Cummings introduced the “Safeguarding Student Veterans Act."

  • Florida Daily: Veterans Groups, Education Leaders Back Donna Shalala’s Effort to Close GI Benefits Loophole

    Higher Learning Advocates supports amendment on DOD Institution Assistance funds in the National Defense Authorization Act.

  • Inside Higher Ed: Groups Align to Advocate for Today’s Students

    Higher Learning Advocates joins with groups to form the Today's Students Coalition.

  • Bloomberg Government: Students to Keep Pressing Congress for Higher Education Update

    Higher Learning Advocates and nine other education advocacy groups launched the Today’s Students Coalition.

  • The Education Dept. Wants Accreditors to Compete. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

    Should the distinction between national and regional accreditors be eliminated? Executive Director Julie Peller weighs in on the discussion…

  • Bloomberg Government: Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Sputters, Helping 1% of Hopefuls

    Executive Director Julie Peller was quoted in Bloomberg Government discussing the student loan forgiveness program.

  • Emily Bouck West Speaks with Spectrum News on Proposals to Help Today’s Students Repay Federal Student Loans

    On June 20, 2019, Emily Bouck West, deputy executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, spoke with Spectrum Bay News…

  • Julie Peller Quoted in The Atlantic: How the Democrats Got Radicalized on Student Debt

    This month, Julie Peller, executive director at Higher Learning Advocates, argues in the Atlantic that the 2007 increase to the…

  • Education Dive: Is change coming to Federal Work-Study?

    Emily Bouck West was quoted in Education Dive, where she stressed the importance of potential consensus on solutions to…

  • Trump Wants to Use Extra Pell Money for NASA. But That Surplus Is There for a Good Reason.

    Julie Peller is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education where she argues that it is critical to preserve…