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Policy Brief Recommends Changes to Federal Aid Requirements
Deputy Executive Director Emily Bouck West argues in Diverse Issues in Higher Education that holding institutions accountable on a program-level basis can show…
Capella U shares lessons from 5 years of competency-based education
Higher Learning Advocates Executive Director Julie Peller argues that competency-based education (CBE) requires a unique approach in Education Dive.
Florida Daily: Elijah Cummings Working With Florida Congressman to Help Veterans at Colleges, Universities
U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho and Rep. Elijah Cummings introduced the “Safeguarding Student Veterans Act."
Florida Daily: Veterans Groups, Education Leaders Back Donna Shalala’s Effort to Close GI Benefits Loophole
Higher Learning Advocates supports amendment on DOD Institution Assistance funds in the National Defense Authorization Act.
The Education Dept. Wants Accreditors to Compete. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Should the distinction between national and regional accreditors be eliminated? Executive Director Julie Peller weighs in on the discussion in The Chronicle.
Bloomberg Government: Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Sputters, Helping 1% of Hopefuls
Executive Director Julie Peller was quoted in Bloomberg Government discussing the student loan forgiveness program.
Emily Bouck West Speaks with Spectrum News on Proposals to Help Today’s Students Repay Federal Student Loans
On June 20, 2019, Emily Bouck West, deputy executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, spoke with Spectrum Bay News 9 on proposals that would help today's…
Julie Peller Quoted in The Atlantic: How the Democrats Got Radicalized on Student Debt
This month, Julie Peller, executive director at Higher Learning Advocates, argues in the Atlantic that the 2007 increase to the maximum Pell Grant was long ove…
Education Dive: Is change coming to Federal Work-Study?
Emily Bouck West was quoted in Education Dive, where she stressed the importance of potential consensus on solutions to reform the Federal Work-Study program i…
Trump Wants to Use Extra Pell Money for NASA. But That Surplus Is There for a Good Reason.
Julie Peller is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education where she argues that it is critical to preserve the Pell surplus in case of a future economic down…