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Regulators and accreditor begin review of Purdue's boundary-testing deal with Kaplan

University’s boundary-testing deal poses a test for its accreditor and could set new precedents about online education and the role of public universities.

Observers see demise of interagency task force used by Obama administration to monitor for-profits

With interagency panel launched under Obama no longer active, observers see a Department of Education less interested in leading oversight of for-profit college sector. State regulators may become more important.

ABA cracks down on low-performing law schools in wake of criticism by feds

In the wake of federal criticism of its accreditation standards, the American Bar Association sanctions another for-profit law school.

Repeal of Obama's higher education regulations won't be swift process for GOP

Republicans swept to power after years of complaints about the Obama administration's crackdown on for-profit colleges. But only tentative steps to roll back regulations have followed, and two major rules could be headed for a drawn-out negotiation process.

American Public U's new competency-based degrees do not rely on credit-hour standard

Big for-profit American Public now offers competency-based undergraduate degrees that don’t rely on the credit-hour standard, but federal aid isn’t part of the mix, for now.

Working paper finds little return on investment from online education

New paper casting doubt about the merits of online education raises concerns, but also questions from researchers who say it is "seriously flawed."

Experts offer questions they hope to see asked of Trump's education secretary pick

Policy experts, academics, advocates and college administrators ask questions they hope to see answered in today's confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, the Trump administration’s education secretary nominee.

Experts talk about the college completion push and what comes next

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The college completion agenda reaches an inflection point as the Obama administration ends and the nation increasingly focuses on jobs and college value. Experts assess shifts in the completion push and what comes next.

Virginia Foxx weighs in on the GOP's higher education priorities

The likely next chair of the U.S. House education committee weighs in on GOP higher education priorities a week after Republicans captured the White House and retained both chambers of Congress.

Optics may be part of holdup in Education Department review of Apollo's sale

Investors fret that the Education Department's lengthy scrutiny of the U of Phoenix's proposed sale means the deal might be nixed. Politics and optics might be reasons for the delay.

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