30 May State Authorization Rule to Be Delayed for Two More YearsMay 30, 2018
By: Autumn A. Arnett and Jarrett Carter
Source: Education Dive
- The U.S. Education Department announced it will delay for two more years implementation of its controversial regulations requiring all online programs to show they are approved to operate in every state where they enroll students, according to Inside Higher Ed. The government says it will publish the regulations in July 2020, a decade after the saga all began, after another public comment period.
The delays in state authorization for distance education have been linked to delays on Congress’ inability to finalize the Higher Education Act. Online degree programs, coding boot camps and other forms of distance learning have flourished in the years since state authorization became a signature discussion in higher education policy.