Education Department revisits state authorization for online programs again

Inside Higher Ed: Controversial regulations requiring online institutions to be authorized to operate in multiple states were up for debate last week as part of the Trump administration’s planned overhaul of higher education rules.

For online learning leaders, it was a case of déjà vu. Last week’s discussion at the U.S. Department of Education represents the third time in a decade that department officials have moved to reshape state authorization rules for distance education through a process known as negotiated rule making.

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