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State Authorization Rule to Be Delayed for Two More Years

May 30, 2018

By: Autumn A. Arnett and Jarrett Carter

Source: Education Dive

Dive Brief:

  • 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.

Dive Insight:

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.

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