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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.
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.
[STATEMENT] Higher Learning Advocates Submits Public Comment on Accrediting Agencies
Higher Learning Advocates submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
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.
[STATEMENT] Higher Learning Advocates Responds to the Department of Education’s Release of the Final Gainful Employment Rule
WASHINGTON (June 28, 2019) – Today, Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, released a statement responding to the U.S. Department of Ed…
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…
101: Career and Technical Education
Today, Higher Learning Advocates and Advance CTE released a 101-level explainer on career and technical education (CTE)—a type of learning that prepares indivi…
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…