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  • 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…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Endorses “Closing the College Hunger Gap Act”

    Higher Learning Advocates expresses our strong support for the Closing the College Hunger Gap Act of 2019.

  • 101: Career and Technical Education

    Today, Higher Learning Advocates and Advance CTE released a 101-level explainer on career and technical education (CTE)—a type of learning that prepares indivi…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Testimony on FY 2020 Appropriations

    Testimony before the U.S. Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Addressing Funding for the U.S. …

  • [STATEMENT] Higher Learning Advocates Responds to the Department of Education’s Experimental Sites Initiatives

    Washington, D.C. (May 20th, 2019) — Today, Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, released a statement responding to the U.S. Departmen…

  • Higher Education Act Recommendations

    Higher Learning Advocates is working to shift federal policy from higher education to higher learning—education and training beyond high school that leads to a…

  • Recommendations to Support Students of Color

    Today, Higher Learning Advocates submitted proposals in response to a request from Senator Doug Jones (D-AL), Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), Senator Elizabeth W…

  • Issue Brief: Multiple Pathways & Quality Assurance

    How can federal policy provide an on-ramp to funding and recognition for new providers and pathways?

  • Exploring Key Questions: Program-Level Repayment for Higher Education Accountability

    A new paper authored by Professor Robert Kelchen evaluates proposals to use program-level repayment as a tool for greater accountability and transparency

  • [STATEMENT] Public Comment on Quality and Innovation at U.S. Department of Education Hearing

    Higher Learning Advocates urges USED to offer regulatory changes "through the lens of putting student outcomes first"

  • [STATEMENT] Higher Learning Advocates Submits Comments Opposing Repeal of Gainful Employment Rule

    A backward step for accountability and outcomes for today’s students

  • [STATEMENT] Public Comment on Quality and Innovation at U.S. Department of Education Hearing

    Higher Learning Advocates urges USED to offer regulatory changes "through the lens of putting student outcomes first"