Appointment of harsh critic to U.S. panel that reviews accreditors seen as part of broader effort to alter federal role in college oversight.
ABA is being pushed by some deans to stop regulating terms of employment as part of accreditation.
State higher ed leaders endorse aims of federal rule making process, but discourage use of regulation to achieve them.
Lamar Alexander, himself a former education secretary, vows legislation if department overreaches on accreditation.
A standards-based peer review process for study abroad programs that looks a bit like accreditation (but isn't) prepares to launch.
U.S. advisory panel on accreditation votes to strip recognition from New England vocational agency and takes harder line broadly.
U.S. negotiating session on accreditation ends in a whimper, with panelists not even agreeing to disagree.
Spending bill passed by House panel would restrict Education Department from pursuing changes in federal accreditation rules.
Law school accrediting group can't agree on plan to end rules on terms of employment.
Letter from lawmakers urges education secretary not to propose changes in U.S. rules governing accreditation.
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