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  • 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…

  • Inside Higher Ed: Bridging the Gap on Accountability

    Emily Bouck West was quoted in Inside Higher Ed where she argues for using metrics other than the cohort default rate to hold institutions of higher education …

  • Real Clear Education: Four Ways Congress Can Help A New Generation of Students

    Julie Peller’s latest op-ed discusses ways policymakers can better align federal policy to ensure the success of today’s students.

  • Training Industry: Workforce Development in 2019: U.S. Policy and Practice

    In an interview with Training Industry, Emily Bouck West argues that stakeholders and policymakers should work to build stronger linkages between the higher ed…

  • College students of the future could get their career prep from private companies, not universities

    Julie Peller was quoted in Market Watch where she argued that the current higher education system is not designed to reflect the demographics of today's colleg…

  • NPR: College Completion Rates Are Up, But The Numbers Will Still Surprise You

    Julie Peller was quoted in an NPR segment on college completion, where she argued that today's students need to not only complete, but also see an economic ret…

  • Education Dive: 5 ideas for change in higher ed from SXSW EDU

    Julie Peller participated in a panel at SXSW EDU where she discussed why it is critical for policymakers and institutions of higher education to better underst…