Washington State, Oregon and New York have joined California in considering state legislation to fill perceived gaps in enforcement of federal regulations by the Department of Education.
With state authorization for degree-granting institutions mostly covered by NC-SARA, state regulators are increasingly focusing their enforcement efforts on those left out of SARA: nondegree, alternative providers.
The US Department of Education and the panel of 20-plus negotiators this week concluded their first round of discussions on a sweeping set of proposed new rules affecting the regulation of accrediting bodies, distance education and other matters.
Every state has laws governing entities offering education within its borders, but those laws – and how they are enforced – vary dramatically from state to state, as well as by the level and type of education offered and the nature of the offering entity. We’ve put together a list of key misconceptions that can create legal challenges for alternative education providers at the state level.
On June 29, the Department of Education announced the portion of the proposed distance education rule relating to authorization of foreign locations of domestic institutions went into effect on July 1, 2018.
The Department of Education announced today that it will delay the effective date of the state authorization for distance education rule from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2020.
State authorization requirements, particularly for online education programs, remain in flux even as more states join the state reciprocity compact, known as SARA, which applies to accredited institutions.
Last September, the New York Board of Regents issued new regulations requiring all degree-granting out-of-state institutions seeking to enroll New York residents in their online programs to obtain authorization from the Board.
On President Trump’s first day in office, the White House ordered a regulatory freeze to allow the incoming administration to review any new or pending regulations.
The Department of Education (ED or the Department) announced the publication of its final rule on state authorization for distance education programs on December 16, 2016.
After several rounds of public comment and revisions, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE or Bureau) has issued final regulations significantly expanding the data reporting and disclosure requirements with respect to an institution’s Annual Report, Performance Fact Sheets, and website.