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 11, 2018
University is supposed to abide by standards requiring honesty and integrity. But is it in compliance after revealing that its business school lied for years to get higher rankings? U.S. News also seeks more information.
July 3, 2018
Grand Canyon, a large, thriving Christian for-profit, will divide in two, with new nonprofit university giving for-profit company 60 percent of tuition in exchange for a broad range of support services.
June 20, 2018
Key Education Department official says innovators in higher ed should not be held back by their accreditors.
June 14, 2018
Describing his service on a voluntary visiting team, Bob Ubell defends regional accreditation as a form of “deliberative democracy” and urges us not to hand it over to a federal education police force.
June 11, 2018
Before education secretary restored federal recognition to ACICS, report by department staff failed the organization on numerous standards.
June 7, 2018
After becoming the first public college in California to lose accreditation, Compton College is preparing to stand on its own once again.
June 4, 2018
After the accreditor for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system pushed back on plans to consolidate the state's 12 community colleges, some faculty groups are calling for new leadership and more funding.
May 23, 2018
As DeVos answers questions from House lawmakers, a key adviser previews her department's approach to regulation of accreditors. 
May 22, 2018
A large for-profit college chain fails in first attempt to find a new accreditor, potentially raising the stakes for the Trump administration's review of ACICS, its current agency.
May 4, 2018
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools seeks a second chance. Over the years it's accredited some questionable institutions that have been likened to visa mills.


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