Department of Education Rulemaking Committee Fails to Reach Consensus on State Authorization
Posted: 5/22/2014 - 10:29 PM
from Instructional Technology Council
May 21, 2014
by Christine Mullins
The final meeting of the US Department of Education negotiated rulemaking panel failed to reach a consensus on proposed regulations pertaining to state authorization of institutions offering distance learning across state lines. Because the group could not agree, the DoE is now able to construct their own regulations, receive public comment and move on. There is a chance that some action may come from Congress - perhaps in the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act slated for 2016. Whatever happens, the new regulations will not become effective until 2018.