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ED Negotiated Rulemaking: Issue Summary and Seeking Your Input

Published by: WCET | 1/30/2019

WCET continues to cover the wide-ranging set of rule changes that are being proposed under the U.S. Department of Education’s negotiated rulemaking process. The Department is seeking input on several major changes on issues with special focus on accreditation and […]

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The Announcement of the Delay was Delayed, but the Result is a Delay!

Published by: WCET | 7/5/2018

When is a “delay” not a delay? The Department of Education’s latest regulation on state authorization went into effect on July 1. The Department wanted to announce a delay of the effective date before last Sunday. They missed that deadline. […]

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Federal Regulations Groundhog Day

Published by: WCET | 5/17/2018

Breaking news! The 2016 Federal regulations for State Authorization of Distance Education have been delayed. Today we are joined by Cheryl Dowd, Director of WCET’s State Authorization Network (SAN), to discuss what we do know about the delay and provide […]

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A Look Back at 2017 for WCET Frontiers: It’s Been Weird

Published by: WCET | 12/21/2017

What a weird year for news. Comic actress Melissa McCarthy won an Emmy Award for her Saturday Night Live portrayal of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. It is hard to say which was more surreal, her version of “Spicey” […]

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House HEA Proposes Changes for Distance Ed, CBE, and State Authorization

Published by: WCET | 12/4/2017

In a new bill regarding higher education rules proposed in the House of Representatives: all federal state authorization rules are ended, competency-based education gets a boost with “regular and substantive interaction” being redefined and expanded accreditation oversight, accreditation reviews for […]

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Education Department Confirms ‘Reciprocity’ Definition Clarification

Published by: WCET | 1/19/2017

Thank you Ted Mitchell! In his last hours as the Under Secretary of Education, Mitchell wrote a letter to Marshall Hill (Executive Director, NC-SARA) and me confirming the clarifications to state authorization regulations that Department staff made to me and […]

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Education Department Clarifies Its Intent on State Authorization Reciprocity

Published by: WCET | 1/9/2017

To paraphrase Mark Twain: “The report of SARA’s death was an exaggeration.” Department of Education officials recently told me that they recognize the hard work over many years in creating interstate reciprocity agreements for state authorization. They also expressed surprise […]

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