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  • WRAL: Fall semester will be a difficult one for college students

    Executive Director Julie Peller appeared on WRAL News to discuss how institutions and policymakers can best support today's students as they return to college …

  • NPR Marketplace: Texas A&M wants a more diverse student body

    Executive Director Julie Peller appeared on NPR's Marketplace to discuss Texas A&M's $100 million scholarship fund to address diversity on its campuses.Hea…

  • Higher Learning Advocates & Sixty Partner Organizations Urge Congress to Include the Supporting Connectivity for Higher Education Students in Need Act in the Next Relief Package

    WASHINGTON (June 17, 2020) — Sixty-one organizations came together today to urge Congress to include the Supporting Connectivity for Higher Education Students …

  • Confronting Racial Inequalities in Higher Education 

    Together, our hearts are heavy. And, together we must take action. The protests across the country are not only about the wrongful killing of George Floyd, Bre…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement on Racial Injustice

    Higher Learning Advocates stands with Black Americans in the wake of the wrongful killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among too many o…

  • Higher Learning Advocates & 50 Organizations Submit Testimony on CCAMPIS to Senate LHHS Subcommittee

    WASHINGTON (May 22, 2020) — Higher Learning Advocates and fifty partner organizations submitted testimony on the Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools (CC…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Urges Congress to Support the Supporting Connectivity for Higher Education Students in Need Act

    WASHINGTON (May 13, 2020) — Julie Peller, Executive Director of Higher Learning Advocates, made the following statement to express Higher Learning Advocates’ e…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Related to Distance Education and Innovation

    Higher Learning Advocates submitted a comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) related to distance education and innovation under the Higher Educati…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Open Textbooks Pilot Program

    Higher Learning Advocates submitted a comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Open Textbooks Pilot proposed priorities, requirements, and de…

  • Higher Learning Advocates & Fifty-Two Partner Organizations Urge Congress to Increase Broadband Access for Today’s Students in College

    WASHINGTON (April 24, 2020) — Fifty-three organizations came together today to urge Congress to better support students who are unexpectedly attending classes …

  • Inside Higher Ed: As Times and Students Change, Can Faculty Change, Too?

    "While the big-name colleges still enroll plenty of stereotypical students, the institutions that serve the bulk of students have seen changes.The numbers are …

  • Today’s Students Need Continued Policy Reforms in Response to COVID-19

    To support today’s students during and as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress and the Department of Education must take critical steps by removing outd…