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  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement of Support for the Advancing Competency-Based Education Act

    WASHINGTON (October 21, 2019) — Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, made the following statement to express support for the Advancin…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Makes Statement of Support for Quality Higher Education Act

    WASHINGTON (October 15, 2019) -- Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, made the following statement to express support for the Quality…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Comments on Just-released House College Affordability Act

    WASHINGTON, (October 15, 2019) -- Today, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott introduced the College Affordability Act, which serves to rea…

  • Who’s afraid of accountability? The conservative case for better measures of success in higher education.

    Higher Learning Advocates board member and former Congressman Luke Messer makes the conservative case for better measures of success in higher education in Pol…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement on the FUTURE Act

    Higher Learning Advocates is encouraged that the House of Representatives has passed the FUTURE Act—legislation to ensure current funding for Historically Blac…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Comment on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), SNAP

    Higher Learning Advocates submitted a comment on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the “Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition A…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Applauds the Introduction of the “Empower Parents in College Act” for its Support of Today’s Student Parents

    Higher Learning Advocates applauds the introduction of the “Empower Parents in College Act” for its support of today’s student parents.

  • Capella U shares lessons from 5 years of competency-based education

    Higher Learning Advocates Executive Director Julie Peller argues that competency-based education (CBE) requires a unique approach in Education Dive.

  • Florida Daily: Elijah Cummings Working With Florida Congressman to Help Veterans at Colleges, Universities

    U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho and Rep. Elijah Cummings introduced the “Safeguarding Student Veterans Act."

  • 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.

  • Inside Higher Ed: Groups Align to Advocate for Today’s Students

    Higher Learning Advocates joins with groups to form the Today's Students Coalition.

  • Higher Learning Advocates Endorses “Closing the College Hunger Gap Act”

    Higher Learning Advocates expresses our strong support for the Closing the College Hunger Gap Act of 2019.