Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, a middle-aged Hispanic man with glasses and a goatee.
Jan 06, 2023
The Education Department’s docket for this year includes amending regulations on accreditation, state authorization, distance education, cash management and third-party servicers. Plus, the agency plans new Title IX and gainful-employment regulations this spring.


July 22, 2021
The unabashed “Ivy League alternative,” birthed from an investor-backed start-up, gains a very traditional stamp of approval.
July 13, 2021
Campus leaders at Florida Memorial University hope to improve finances and increase enrollment after accreditors put the institution on probation.
July 8, 2021
Amid a flurry of pandemic-caused college closures, mergers and acquisitions, leaders of the Norwalk Conservatory of the Arts are busy preparing to welcome their first class of students.
March 8, 2021
Advisory group's recommendation last week puts troubled accreditor's federal recognition in jeopardy for a second time -- a possible death knell.
January 25, 2021
Potentially signaling a reversal from the Trump administration, Education Department staff under the Biden administration is recommending removing recognition of the controversial Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
January 12, 2021
Atlanta HBCU spent nearly 20 years limping along without access to federal financial aid funding. Then its board chair gave an ultimatum: get on a path to accreditation or close.
November 11, 2020
Another half dozen institutions shift to virtual learning as coronavirus cases spike around them.
July 14, 2020
Middle States agency joins Western accreditor in embracing new authority to expand outside its region. It will go further, considering any interested college in the U.S. and eventually outside it.
June 4, 2020
Oglethorpe University president Lawrence Schall will succeed Barbara Brittingham at the New England Commission of Higher Education. The leaders discuss the change and accreditation issues to watch in the future.
March 17, 2020
The federal government opened the door for regional accreditors to operate in other parts of the country, and one agency is taking advantage, Judith Eaton writes. Is this a good idea or a bad one?


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