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March 18, 2020

A new state bill could challenge key interstate distance learning pact

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Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Education Dive

Legislation in Maryland stands to test the limits of new state authorization rules and an agreement that lets colleges offer online programs in other states. The U.S. Department of Education frustrated consumer advocacy groups last year when it issued new federal rules concerning the state authorization of distance learning providers. In the final regulations, the agency deviated from federal negotiators’ initial consensus in at least one significant way: States participating in agreements allowing institutions based in other states to offer distance education for their students could no longer enforce certain laws.

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