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U.S. Department of Education Delays Implementation of Certain State Authorization Requirements until July 1, 2015

On June 24, the U.S. Department of Education further delayed the implementation date for certain state authorization regulations for colleges and universities that have been unable to meet the requirements of those regulations—so long as (1) the state in which the college or university is located is working to establish an acceptable authorization process that

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Draft Released

The Presidents’ Forum and the Council of State Governments recently released a first draft of a model interstate agreement pertinent to state authorization for distance education.  The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (“SARA”) aims to reduce barriers to distance education through more efficient state regulation.  Under SARA, an institution that is approved in its “home state”

D.C. Circuit Addresses Department of Education “Program Integrity” Rules

On June 5 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision that invalidates parts of the Department of Education’s “program integrity” regulations but for the most part upholds them.  The challenged regulations address incentive payments to student recruiters, misrepresentation in marketing and advertising, and state authorization.  Last July, a