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.


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.
July 22, 2019
Incoming president talks strategies for recovering from a tumultuous seven months.
July 11, 2019
Education Department official describes the administration's philosophy on accountability in higher education and agrees with fellow panelists on states' overreliance on federal funding.
June 12, 2019
Trump administration seeks overhaul of federal standards for college accreditors, arguing current rules stifle innovation. But critics say proposed changes water down oversight.
April 26, 2019
National American University will close campuses and focus on online programs in response to declining enrollments. But the for-profit chain's finances have drawn scrutiny from regulators.
April 17, 2019
At accrediting conference, panelists acknowledge that effort to measure learning outcomes has been a "hot mess" and that it's time for a better approach.
April 4, 2019
A growing number of colleges and employers are working together to better use labor-market data in postsecondary training. Two experts discuss what's possible and what's needed.
March 27, 2019
Bennett College, to keep its accreditation and access to federal aid, follows a playbook used by other small religious colleges.
March 26, 2019
The truly momentous part of President Trump's executive order is its embrace of earnings data to judge every academic program, Anthony P. Carnevale writes.
March 14, 2019
State lawmakers, advised by Robert Shireman, want to fill what they call a void in federal leadership by enforcing regulations on for-profit institutions and recently converted nonprofit colleges.


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