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  • Inside Higher Ed: First-Year Students Struggled With Online Learning Last Year

    "Emily Bouck West, deputy executive director for ​​Higher Learning Advocates, which has been lobbying for broadband affordability programs for students, was pl…

  • Inside Higher Ed: Infrastructure Bill Expands Broadband Affordability for Students

    "The infrastructure bill would be a really big win for Pell students if it were to be enacted as it is right now," said Emily Bouck West, deputy executive dire…

  • Inside Higher Ed: ‘Second Chance Pell’ will be expanded for 2022 academic year

    Deputy Executive Director Emily Bouck West commented on Higher Learning Advocates’ support for expanding Second Chance Pell in a recent Inside Higher Ed articl…

  • Inside Higher Ed: Help for Community College Students

    In Inside Higher Ed, Deputy Executive Director Emily Bouck West commented on Higher Learning Advocates' support for the Community College Student Success Act:"…

  • The Journal News: Far too many students earn credits without completing a degree: Here’s how to change that

    "Today’s college students are not who you think they are.One-third of them are more than 25 years old, according to data released last summer by Higher Learnin…

  • Higher Ed Dive: 3 ways the pandemic is changing colleges’ mandate right now

    "The (students) are certainly not who you see in movies," said Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, a nonprofit aiming to improve stu…

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education: A Democratic-Controlled Senate ‘Will Change Everything’ but ‘Guarantee Nothing’ for Higher Ed

    "Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, a bipartisan group that advocates for policies to improve student success, said that reconcilia…

  • Insider NJ: Senator Booker Introduces Legislation Aimed at Preserving and Expanding Access to Federal Student Aid

    A recent study focused on three Minnesota community colleges by Higher Learning Advocates found that 29 percent of students in 2019 did not maintain SAP requir…

  • EdTech: Outdoor Wi-Fi Expands Access for College Students

    Social distancing guidelines highlight a new role for outdoor connectivity on higher education campuses. “Students without internet or with poor connections ma…

  • Insurance News Net: IHEP and 128 Organizations Call on Congress to Include the College Transparency Act in a Year-End Agreement

    Higher Learning Advocates and 128 members and partners have asked Congressional leadership to include the bipartisan, bicameral College Transparency Act (S.800…

  • Inside Higher Ed: Low-Income Community College Students Most Likely to Cancel Plans

    Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, said, "It just puts data behind what we all know: lower-income, working adults and student paren…

  • Politico: What to expect in the lame duck

    Higher Learning Advocates, a bipartisan policy organization, and other groups, are urging Biden to pick an Education secretary “who holds both classroom experi…