First on the Docket: Accreditation

Education Dept.'s fuzzy agenda for carrying out commission's work begins with review of higher ed's system of self-regulation.

Right Under Her Nose?

Margaret Spellings says higher ed must change because parents can't find basic information. What if it exists -- often on her own Web site?

Consensus (or Not) About Comparability

Participants in Education Dept. accreditation forum agree, to an extent, on need for common measures of learning.

Rough Ride for Law School Accreditor

ABA panned by Education Department panel, but its diversity standard survives.

Can You Say NACIQI?

U.S. advisory panel on accreditation signals that it plans to ramp up scrutiny of how well colleges educate their students.

The Heat Is Turned Up

Education Department panel blasts controversial accreditor of liberal education programs, restricting its authority for 6 months.

All Over the Map

A House hearing on private sector funding for college students turns into a much broader discussion.

Feeling the Winds From Washington

At meeting of a regional accreditor, message of Spellings commission both resonates with and riles the rank and file.

Accrediting Ups and Downs

Southern agency punishes Alabama 2-year college; Western group restores approval for Claremont School of Theology.

Examining an Island Medical School

After newspaper questions credentials of dean, officials in Caribbean plan to investigate.


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