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  • Bloomberg Government: Students to Keep Pressing Congress for Higher Education Update

    Higher Learning Advocates and nine other education advocacy groups launched the Today’s Students Coalition.

  • 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…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Testimony on FY 2020 Appropriations

    Testimony before the U.S. Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Addressing Funding for the U.S. …

  • [STATEMENT] Higher Learning Advocates Responds to the Department of Education’s Experimental Sites Initiatives

    Washington, D.C. (May 20th, 2019) — Today, Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, released a statement responding to the U.S. Departmen…

  • Trump Wants to Use Extra Pell Money for NASA. But That Surplus Is There for a Good Reason.

    Julie Peller is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education where she argues that it is critical to preserve the Pell surplus in case of a future economic down…