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June 10, 2018

It’s Official: State authorization rule to be delayed for two more years

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by Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive
The U.S. Education Department announced it will delay for two more years implementation of its controversial regulations requiring all online programs to show they are approved to operate in every state where they enroll students, according to Inside Higher Ed. The government says it will publish the regulations in July 2020, a decade after the saga all began, after another public comment period.  WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) offers a timeline and analysis of continuing congressional delays of state authorization for distance education provision. In the works since 2016 and originally scheduled to take effect in July of this year, the Department of Education last Friday confirmed another round of negotiated rulemaking for online learning access and eligibility of various institution types.  Colleges and universities have largely looked to individual state regulations and State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements to self-govern online offerings and expansion. “The institution is still under a regulatory obligation to the states in which the institution enrolls students, offers services, or participates in activities.

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