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  • Higher Learning Advocates & Twenty-Eight Partner Organizations Call to Prioritize Higher Education in the Biden Administration

    WASHINGTON (November 23, 2020) — Twenty-nine organizations came together today to urge President-Elect Biden and his transition team to prioritize higher educa…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement Regarding the 2020 Elections

    WASHINGTON (November 9, 2020) — This morning, Julie Peller, Executive Director of Higher Learning Advocates, made the following statement regarding the 2020 el…

  • Higher Learning Advocates & Forty-Six Partner Organizations Urge Congress to Support Student Parents

    WASHINGTON (September 18, 2020) — Forty-seven organizations came together today to urge Congress to provide more supports for student parents, particularly in …

  • Higher Learning Advocates Applauds the Introduction of the Emergency Grant Aid for College Students Act

    WASHINGTON (August 10, 2020) — Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, made the following statement to express support for the Emergency…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Urges Congress to Prioritize Today’s Students in Final Coronavirus Package

    WASHINGTON (July 28, 2020) — Yesterday, Senate Republicans released their coronavirus relief plan, the HEALS Act, which is aimed at supporting Americans as the…

  • Confronting Racial Inequalities in Higher Education 

    Together, our hearts are heavy. And, together we must take action. The protests across the country are not only about the wrongful killing of George Floyd, Bre…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement on Racial Injustice

    Higher Learning Advocates stands with Black Americans in the wake of the wrongful killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among too many o…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Urges Congress to Support the Supporting Connectivity for Higher Education Students in Need Act

    WASHINGTON (May 13, 2020) — Julie Peller, Executive Director of Higher Learning Advocates, made the following statement to express Higher Learning Advocates’ e…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Related to Distance Education and Innovation

    Higher Learning Advocates submitted a comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) related to distance education and innovation under the Higher Educati…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Open Textbooks Pilot Program

    Higher Learning Advocates submitted a comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Open Textbooks Pilot proposed priorities, requirements, and de…

  • Higher Learning Advocates & Fifty-Two Partner Organizations Urge Congress to Increase Broadband Access for Today’s Students in College

    WASHINGTON (April 24, 2020) — Fifty-three organizations came together today to urge Congress to better support students who are unexpectedly attending classes …

  • Today’s Students Need Continued Policy Reforms in Response to COVID-19

    To support today’s students during and as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress and the Department of Education must take critical steps by removing outd…