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House Passes State Authorization Repeal Bill

On a vote of 303-114, H.R. 2117, the House bill to repeal the U.S. Department of Education regulations on state authorization of online/distance learning and a federal definition of the credit hour passed. The bill now moves to the Senate, where companion legislation was already previously submitted but not acted on by the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP).

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EDUCAUSE Joins Letter Urging State Authorization Repeal (February 27, 2012)
http://www.educause.edu/blog/jcummings/EDUCAUSEJoinsLetterUrgingState/247270