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  • The Glossary of Higher Education Policy

    Learn to speak higher ed wonk with our new glossary of higher education policy, which provides concise definitions of commonly-referenced terms.

  • 101: Competency-Based Education

    This new 101 from Higher Learning Advocates for a quick read on what CBE is, and why CBE is a critical tool to better serve today’s students

  • 101: Pell Grant Rainy Day Fund

    As the signature federal student aid program providing college access to low and middle-income Americans, the Pell Grant program is a vital bridge to higher ed…

  • The Keys to Quality: Reforming Higher Education Accreditation Policy

    This brief outline key federal policy recommendations for reforming accreditation policy

  • 101: Accreditation

    Our new accreditation "101" breaks down the basics of how this process works and why policymakers need to take a closer look at changing the system to focus on…

  • [STATEMENT] Higher Education Priorities in FY18 Omnibus Spending Bill ​

    Bipartisan agreement includes expanded aid for today’s students, including student parents, working adults and low-income students

  • Comments to Senate HELP Committee on Higher Education Act Reauthorization

    Higher Learning Advocates submitted comments, today, to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee leadership with recommendations on the reaut…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Responds to House Higher Education Act Reauthorization Bill

    PROSPER Act offers a starting point for improving our system of higher learning, but falls short on quality assurance and accountability measures that would pr…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Testifies on Regulatory Reform

    Higher Learning Advocates Executive Director Julie Peller delivered testimony at a U.S. Department of Education hearing on higher education regulations that ma…

  • Julie Peller Speaks at Forum on 21st Century Skills Training

    Julie Peller, Executive Director of Higher Learning Advocates, participated in a forum hosted by the New Democrat Coalition on July 19, 2017. The panel’s focus…