The Washington Post on student loan reform, this morning:

“Democratic leaders met for a second day Wednesday with administration officials … one participant said a consensus appeared to be emerging that it would be unwise to risk the health-care bill by including the education measure.”

The Washington Post on student loan reform, this afternoon:

“Senate Democrats said Thursday that they are inclined to add an overhaul of the nation’s student loan program to the final health-care bill.”

What happened in between? This. A huge coordinated student lobbying campaign, launched by phone and email by groups like Campus Progress, Rock the Vote, and the United States Student Association.

Click those links to find out more about how to get involved, and read this and this for more background.