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.


February 27, 2020
Freed by new U.S. rules, the accrediting agency for California, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands will review colleges outside its region -- the first regional accreditor to make such a move.
February 14, 2020
University leaders are tight-lipped about sudden closure plans, but a few events may have been warning signs. Now, details emerge about tensions with the university's affiliated church, leaving other colleges, church members and higher education sorting through the pieces.
February 10, 2020
A community college district in rural Minnesota plan to merge accreditation and other services to combat enrollment drops.
January 28, 2020
The state's university system aims to become first in the nation to accredit its institutions jointly instead of individually. Officials say it will help meet challenges of tighter budgets and shrinking numbers of students.
November 26, 2019
Middle States agency reinstates the Pennsylvania university, citing governor's vow to wipe out tens of millions it borrowed from state university system.
November 1, 2019
Trump administration calls its final rules on accreditation and state approval of online providers a rightsizing of bureaucracy that protects students. Consumer advocates and Democrats see an unraveling of federal oversight.
October 21, 2019
The American Bar Association rejected a bid by Florida Coastal School of Law to go nonprofit, but law school leaders are committed to the change in tax status.
October 2, 2019
The accreditation system worked -- slowly -- for an unusual start-up college aimed at adult students, according to a case study by the American Council on Education.
September 10, 2019
As new datasets on student results become available, the Lumina Foundation taps group of regulators and experts for new approach to assuring quality in higher education, with focus on equity and colleges' financial health.
August 2, 2019
Responding to recent controversies in South Carolina and Alaska, federal panel on accreditation will study how regional agencies should monitor politicians' influence over public colleges.


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