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DeVos: Encourage Students to Take ‘Calculated Risks’ to Boost Career Paths – Education Week

Schools need to do a better job of helping children explore different types of careers as early as middle school, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said Thursday said during a “fireside chat” at the Gallup Organization hosted by Lemonade Day!, a nonprofit that works to encourage youth entrepreneurship. “The schools I’ve visited that are More Info »

Negotiators Conclude First Neg Reg Session on Accreditation – NASFAA

Higher education stakeholders concluded the first of three sessions of negotiated rulemaking, or “neg reg,” Wednesday to consider changes to the federal regulations on accreditation and other issues, debating a host of topics related to limiting the scope of regional accreditors, changing the criteria for accreditors to receive federal recognition, and strengthening the relationship between More Info »

Education Dept. OKs Federal Funds for Western Governors U., Suggesting Rule Changes for Online Programs – The Chronicle of Higher Education

For Western Governors University and the U.S. Department of Education, what amounts to “regular and substantive interaction” between a professor and students was a $713-million question. Now, as the department begins the negotiated rulemaking process to reach agreement on proposed changes in regulations for higher education, that question is on the table again. Last week More Info »