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2-Year Delay for State Authorization Rule – Inside Higher Ed

U.S. (again) pushes back controversial regulation requiring online programs to gain approval from states in which they operate, this time to 2020. The U.S. Education Department formally announced in today’s Federal Register what it had implied two weeks ago: that it would delay for two more years implementation of its controversial regulations requiring online programs More Info »

Democrats Press Devos Over For-Profit College Accreditor – Politico

Democrats Press Devos Over For-Profit College Accreditor – Politico

A group of Senate Democrats, led by Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), today is asking DeVos to explain why she reinstated the federal powers of a large accreditor of for-profit colleges that was terminated by the Obama administration. After a federal judge ruled earlier this year that the Obama Education Department illegally failed to properly consider some More Info »

2-Year Delay for State Authorization Rule – Inside Higher Ed

Once Again, Implementation of the Distance Education Rule Is Delayed – This Time to 2020 – CooleyED

The Department of Education announced today that it will delay the effective date of the state authorization for distance education rule from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2020. Almost eight years after it first proposed the rule, the Department of Education announced today that it will delay the effective date of the state authorization More Info »

2-Year Delay for State Authorization Rule – Inside Higher Ed

New Accreditation Panel on Nonprofit Conversions – Inside Higher Ed

The National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, which oversees the country’s higher ed accrediting bodies, voted Thursday to have a subcommittee study oversight questions involved in for-profit colleges seeking to reclassify as nonprofit entities. The decision followed several hours of input from organizations critical of for-profits schools as well as representatives from the More Info »

2-Year Delay for State Authorization Rule – Inside Higher Ed

ACICS Veterans Affairs Update – CECU

On May 21, the Department of Veterans Affairs issued an advisory notice to State Approving Agencies (SAAs) regarding ACICS and the “impact on school approval to receive VA education benefits.” The attached advisory provides three scenarios outlining the circumstances under which a program may or may not be approved for VA educational benefits. Read more More Info »

2-Year Delay for State Authorization Rule – Inside Higher Ed

Congress, pass the PROSPER Act for federal student aid reform – The Hill

It has been 53 years since President Lyndon Johnson signed the Higher Education Act into law, and 10 years since it was reauthorized, under President Obama. Over the years, the law — which touches nearly every aspect of higher education — has turned into a special interest bonanza. It shields traditional colleges from marketplace competition, More Info »

2-Year Delay for State Authorization Rule – Inside Higher Ed

Automation Will Make Lifelong Learning a Necessary Part of Work – Harvard Business Review

President Emmanuel Macron together with many Silicon Valley CEOs will kick off the VivaTech conference in Paris this week with the aim of showcasing the “good” side of technology. Our research highlights some of those benefits, especially the productivity growth and performance gains that automation and artificial intelligence can bring to the economy — and More Info »

2-Year Delay for State Authorization Rule – Inside Higher Ed

New Jersey Attorney General seeks active role in ED investigations – JD Supra

The New Jersey Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal, has sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy Devos in which the NJ AG invites the ED to work with his office “to ensure that any investigations of fraudulent activities by educational institutions are completed properly, rather than ended prematurely or allowed to grow dormant.” The More Info »

2-Year Delay for State Authorization Rule – Inside Higher Ed

Governor approves WyoTech loan: Technical institute could reopen as early as July – Laramie Boomerang

WyoTech’s future in Laramie brightened considerably Monday when Gov. Matt Mead authorized a loan of up to $5 million for Jim Mathis’ DBJJDM Enterprises to take over operation of the technical institute. The Wyoming Business Council recommended DBJJDM Enterprises for the loan, which was amended into legislation in spring and would be pulled from the More Info »

2-Year Delay for State Authorization Rule – Inside Higher Ed

For-Profit College Probes Fuel Rise in Consumer-Protection Sentiments – Diverse

Amid new efforts to reinvigorate lethargic federal investigations of for-profit colleges, some academics who study higher education see the issue as a harbinger of wider conflict and change. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal revived the discussion last week by sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos with a specific request: More Info »

2-Year Delay for State Authorization Rule – Inside Higher Ed