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  • WRAL: Fall semester will be a difficult one for college students

    Executive Director Julie Peller appeared on WRAL News to discuss how institutions and policymakers can best support today's students as they return to college …

  • NPR Marketplace: Texas A&M wants a more diverse student body

    Executive Director Julie Peller appeared on NPR's Marketplace to discuss Texas A&M's $100 million scholarship fund to address diversity on its campuses.Hea…

  • Inside Higher Ed: As Times and Students Change, Can Faculty Change, Too?

    "While the big-name colleges still enroll plenty of stereotypical students, the institutions that serve the bulk of students have seen changes.The numbers are …

  • Inside Higher Ed: A Double Whammy for Student Parents

    Executive Director Julie Peller commented on how the coronavirus pandemic has led to a particularly difficult situation for student parents, who have been forc…

  • Forbes: Policymakers, Pandemic and Today’s Students

    A letter to Congress, spearheaded by Higher Learning Advocates and signed by 51 partner organizations, urging policymakers to ensure students' basic needs are …

  • Hechinger Report: Michael Bloomberg unveils ‘progressive’ higher education plan

    After Michael Bloomberg released his higher education plan, Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, commented on the plan's recognition …

  • 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.

  • Inside Higher Ed: Groups Align to Advocate for Today’s Students

    Higher Learning Advocates joins with groups to form the Today's Students Coalition.

  • Bloomberg Government: Students to Keep Pressing Congress for Higher Education Update

    Higher Learning Advocates and nine other education advocacy groups launched the Today’s Students Coalition.