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“We Just Disagree:” Department of Education Concludes Negotiated Rulemaking Without Consensus on Student Protections

March 14, 2024

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) convened a group of higher education stakeholders. During this work period, negotiators reviewed ED’s updated regulatory proposals covering program integrity and institutional quality issues, including cash management, state authorization, distance education, return of Title IV funds (R2T4), and accreditation.


“Outcomes Are Key:” Department of Education Continues Negotiated Rulemaking to Strengthen Student Protections

February 15, 2024

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) convened a group of higher education stakeholders. During this work period, negotiators reviewed ED’s updated regulatory proposals covering program integrity and institutional quality issues, including cash management, state authorization, distance education, return of Title IV funds (R2T4), and accreditation.


Regulating College Mergers: The Devil is in the Details

January 11, 2024

Drs. Frank Fernandez and Neal Hutchens make the case that state and federal policymakers should work together to raise minimum standards for consumer protections for students. Aligned polices from both the federal and state levels can and should help enhance accountability and transparency across all sectors, strengthening student protections along the way.