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  • University World News: Republicans seek more transparency in higher education

    “Issues of quality, outcomes and accountability are on the forefront of members’ minds in a way they haven’t been before,” said Julie Peller, executive directo…

  • Education Dive: ‘The sky is falling, stuff is tanking!’

    "...As Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, pointed out, despite Congress’s best intentions to move away from standardization and oth…

  • 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 …

  • Higher Learning Advocates Responds to House Higher Education Act Reauthorization Bill

    PROSPER Act offers a starting point for improving our system of higher learning, but falls short on quality assurance and accountability measures that would pr…

  • 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…

  • New Framework Calls for Retooling Higher Education Policy to Serve Today’s Students and Workforce Needs

    Higher Learning Advocates released its policy framework, outlining policy ideas for shifting the focus of federal policy from higher education to higher learni…

  • 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…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Testifies on Regulatory Reform

    Higher Learning Advocates Executive Director Julie Peller delivered testimony at a U.S. Department of Education hearing on higher education regulations that ma…