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National Center for Research on Technology to Advance Learning
October 5, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, my colleague, Rodney Petersen, briefly highlighted the White House launch of Digital Promise , a new national research center authorized in the 2008 reauthorization of …

U.S. Department of Education Appeals State Authorization Ruling
September 9, 2011

Yesterday, September 8, the U.S. Department of Education notified the federal district court in Washington, D.C., that it plans to appeal the court's ruling overturning the portion of the d…

State Authorization Regulations Overturned
July 13, 2011

As reported by a number of outlets (see today’s Inside Higher Education article for example), a federal district court overturned the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) recently…

U.S. Senate bill introduced on state authorization repeal
July 11, 2011

In a previous post , I noted the introduction of a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal recently implemented U.S. Department of Education (ED) regulations establishing a federa…

Helpful Analysis of State Authorization Issue
July 7, 2011

The Chronicle of Higher Education published a thoughtful article on the state authorization issue just before the 4th of July weekend; in case you missed it, the article is available at ht…

A Response to "State Authorization Will Not Cause the Sky to Fall"
July 1, 2011

A guest post yesterday to the New America Foundation's Higher Ed Watch blog took non-profit colleges and universities severely to task for opposing the U.S. Department of Education�…

At the State Authorization "Deadline": What Should Institutions Do?
June 29, 2011

In a post yesterday , I noted that progress has been made on federal legislation to repeal regulations set to take effect this Friday on state authorization requirements for online/distance l…

As July 1 Approaches, House Bill to Block State Authorization, Credit Hour Definition Passes Committee
June 28, 2011

With the July 1 deadline for U.S. Department of Education (ED) implementation of new Higher Education Act Title IV (student financial assistance) regulations on program integrity looming, the …

States Provide More Information on Authorization Processes
June 10, 2011

WCET posted a new entry yesterday to its blog on state authorization requirements for online/distance learning providers. The blog post reviews the latest efforts of a large number of states to …

Legislation to Repeal State Authorization Requirements
June 9, 2011

Last Friday, U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, introduced a bill, H.R. 2117, that would repeal the U.S. Department of Educ…