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  • Higher Learning Advocates & 13 Partners Ask ED to Issue Guidance Related to Student Mental Health

    WASHINGTON (May 3, 2021) — Today, Higher Learning Advocates and 13 partner organizations submitted a letter to Secretary Cardona, asking the Department of Educ…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement on the American Families Plan

    WASHINGTON (April 28, 2021) — This morning, the Biden Administration announced the American Families Plan, which includes important provisions that would impro…

  • Higher Learning Advocates and 62 Partners Urge Congress to Increase CCAMPIS Funding

    WASHINGTON (April 27, 2021) — Today, Higher Learning Advocates and 62 partner organizations sent a letter to Congress to express our strong support for increas…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Letter on FY 2022 Appropriations

    WASHINGTON (April 23, 2021) — Today, Higher Learning Advocates submitted a letter outlining our support for key issues as the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Comments on Improving our Nation’s Workforce System

    WASHINGTON (April 9, 2021) — Today, Higher Learning Advocates submitted comments to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions in response to a re…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Applauds Support for Today’s Students in President Biden’s Discretionary Budget Request

    WASHINGTON (April 9, 2021) — Today, President Biden released his proposed FY2022 budget request, which we are thrilled to see includes several wins for today’s…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Comments on the American Jobs Plan

    WASHINGTON (March 31, 2021) — Today, the Biden Administration announced the American Jobs Plan, which includes significant investments in workforce training, b…

  • Higher Ed Dive: 3 ways the pandemic is changing colleges’ mandate right now

    "The (students) are certainly not who you see in movies," said Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, a nonprofit aiming to improve stu…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Applauds the Passage of the American Rescue Plan

    WASHINGTON (March 11, 2021) — Yesterday, Congress passed and President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan, which will provide much needed support to today’s…

  • Higher Learning Advocates & 30 Partners Request Agency Coordination to Ensure Students Receive Federal Aid

    WASHINGTON (March 2, 2021) — Today, Higher Learning Advocates and 30 partners submitted a letter to the Office of Management & Budget (OMB), requesting tha…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Congratulates Dr. Miguel Cardona, Newly Confirmed Secretary of Education

    WASHINGTON (March 1, 2021) — Higher Learning Advocates congratulates Dr. Miguel Cardona on his confirmation as Secretary of Education. Executive Director Julie…

  • FCC Adopts Higher Learning Advocates’ Recommendations for Pell Students in the Emergency Broadband Benefit

    WASHINGTON (February 26, 2021) — Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released approved rules related to the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Pr…