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  • EdSurge: What’s In? What’s Out? And What’s Likely? Decoding Higher Ed Act Reauthorization

    "Today’s college student isn’t the same student Virginia Foxx went to school with. And as it turns out, it may not be the student that her staffers went to sch…

  • Report: Federal HED policy must undergo dramatic shift

    A new policy framework identifies a three-pronged plan to shift the focus of federal policy from higher education to higher learning by ensuring high-quality o…

  • National Skills Coalition: PROSPER Act moves forward in the House

    The PROSPER Act, in its current form, extends Pell eligibility to short-term programs that are at least 300 clock hours of instruction over 10 weeks but includ…

  • Education Design Lab: 5 Signs the Degree Is Getting Unbundled

    The new majority of students are more likely to be older, have children, be financially independent, and be at or below the federal poverty line. This graphic …

  • Today’s Students Deserve an Overhaul of the Higher Education Act

    The nation's signature higher education law, the Higher Education Act (HEA), hasn't been updated since 2008—before the peak of the last financial crisis and th…

  • Education Dive: Nontraditional students gaining steam in higher ed discussions

    "A new higher education advocacy group — Higher Learning Advocates — has emerged to specifically focus on nontraditional students and federal education policie…

  • Why It’s Time to Rethink Higher Education Regulations

    After a bombshell Inspector General report that had advocates for higher education innovation shaking their heads, Julie took to the pages of EdScoop to make t…

  • New Higher Education Policy Group Forms

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