Online Learning Update

August 26, 2017

U.S. Continues to Delay, Soften Gainful-Employment Rules

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:04 am

By Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed

The U.S. Education Department announced this week that it has delayed the implementation of another element of the regulation that holds vocational programs accountable for their graduates’ outcomes, and has eliminated some of the requirements on institutions to “reduce the burden” on them. The latest change, one of several the Trump administration has instituted to either delay or soften the so-called gainful-employment rules while it undertakes a wholesale rewrite of the regulations, postpones until next February the deadline by which programs subject to gainful employment must submit appeals of earnings data for their graduates. This is the second delay in that deadline.

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