Education Department

President Obama set to convene rare meeting of large group of college leaders

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Thursday's meeting is simultaneously a pivot for the Obama administration away from its stalled legislative agenda and a rare chance for White House-level attention for a large group of academic leaders.

Distance education state reciprocity initiative prepares to welcome first members

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An effort to simplify how institutions are authorized to operate in multiple states prepares to invite its first members.

For-profit colleges say U.S. discriminates against them in state authorization

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The U.S. Education Department is applying its state authorization regulation differently to nonprofit and for-profit colleges, in ways that some experts believe is unfair and possibly illegal.

Duncan chides critics of college ratings system, pledges to advance metrics

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Calling lobbyists' reaction to Obama's rating system proposal "premature and more than a little silly," Duncan says Education Department will develop metrics by which colleges will be judged.

Jamienne Studley named to key Education Department post

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Jamienne Studley, former Skidmore president and Education Department lawyer, is named deputy under secretary of education.

New gainful employment proposal would affect more programs with fewer rules

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As Education Department begins new round of deliberations over "gainful employment," its draft language is both simpler and stricter.

Higher ed groups offer suggestions for revamping Higher Education Act

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In response to Congressional invitation, college groups suggest ideas for revising key federal law, from federal student-level database to risk-based approaches to accreditation and student aid.

Minerva pushing proposal to create new accreditation system

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Proposal circulating on Capitol Hill asks accreditors to create a way for new providers to gain approval more quickly.

U.S. announces rulemaking on gainful employment, state authorization and 'long-term agenda'

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The Education Department gears up to try again on regulations governing vocational programs, and -- building on its recent activity -- hints at broad regulatory agenda in the near future.

Dire predictions and uncertainty as sequester is set to take effect tonight

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Mandatory budget cuts take effect at midnight tonight. While the specific effects of the cuts are still unclear, colleges warn they will be harmful.

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