‘Modernizing Postsecondary Policy to Better Support Adult Learners’: A Special Report

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Inside Higher Ed published a new special report, “Modernizing Postsecondary Policy to Better Support Adult Learners,” with insight provided by HLA’s Julie Peller, executive director, and Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield, managing director of policy and research. This free, print-on-demand report explores how current federal and state policies can impede working learners, veterans, student parents and other…

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Higher Learning Advocates and 40 Organizations Celebrate Bipartisan Resolution Marking September as National Student Parent Month

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Higher Learning Advocates and 40 organizations signed on to a letter to Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Tom Carper (D-DE) applauding Congress for passing the National Student Parent Month resolution. For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating September as a national celebration of parenting students, which acknowledges the sacrifices…

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Higher Learning Advocates Submits Letter on FY 2022 Appropriations

WASHINGTON — Today, Higher Learning Advocates submitted a letter outlining our support for key issues as the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education begins the FY 2022 appropriations process. HLA urged the subcommittee to consider investments in essential child care, higher education, and campus mental health programs. Read the full letter here.

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Higher Learning Advocates & Forty-Six Partner Organizations Urge Congress to Support Student Parents

WASHINGTON — Forty-seven organizations came together today to urge Congress to provide more supports for student parents, particularly in the face of the pandemic. Even before the coronavirus pandemic, many students struggled to cover the costs of food, housing, transportation, and child care. These needs are heightened for student parents, who must provide for their…

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