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  • Inside Higher Ed: An Infrastructure for Our Nation’s Talent

    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, educa…

  • 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 s…

  • 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 colle…

  • 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 Pol…

  • Real Clear Education: Four Ways Congress Can Help A New Generation of Students

    Julie Peller’s latest op-ed discusses ways policymakers can better align federal policy to ensure the success of today’s students.

  • EdSurge: As the Higher Ed Opportunity Act Turns 10, Here’s How the Landscape Has Changed

    Op-ed takes a look back at ten key trends that have impacted the world of higher education since the last HEA reauthorization in 2008