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  • 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.

  • 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…