Panel Is Split on Distance-Education Rule
Debate over the Education Department’s proposed "state authorization" rule officially ended on Wednesday, with negotiators divided over how far the federal government should go in its effort to compel state scrutiny of online programs. It’s unclear if the department will revise its proposed rule before May, when negotiators are set to vote on the measure. But the panel is not scheduled to revisit the rule at that session, which will focus on PLUS loans. Under the controversial draft rule, colleges would have to seek approval to operate in every state where they enroll students online. They could receive federal aid only for students residing in states where they were approved to operate. Read Full Article - From The Chronicle 4/24
State Authorization Draft Regulations Released
The US Department of Education's Negotiated Rulemaking Committee is winding down its work on state authorization. Tonight, the next draft of the Department's proposed regulations were released. This new blog post has some brief highlights, includes the language without track changes, and asks for your input: WCET Blog
State Authorization Input
One of the hottest topics in TxDLA is state authorization. Rather than complain, take action and provide input. Go to the WCET blog for a summary and description of how you can provide input.
Polling Center: Threading the Needle on Education: From the Texas Tribune April 10.
"Education policy is usually a winner for Democratic candidates, but in Texas, things are more nuanced, especially when it comes to education spending. This year's race for governor race is a great example."
Interesting Clarification on Authorization Rules
Excerpts from February 19 US Education Department Meeting