Report: Top Ed Dept official, Dream Center execs corresponded over accreditation issues

Dive Brief: A new report from the House’s education committee finds that a top U.S. Education Department official corresponded extensively with executives at the Dream Center about the accreditation status of two of its now-shuttered colleges. The nonprofit’s attempt to run a roster of for-profit institutions collapsed last year. The committee’s probe centers on the […]

Ed Dept official: Don’t expect testing waivers this year

Dive Brief: Jim Blew, assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Education, recently suggested states should not expect standardized testing waivers for the 2020-21 school year, Chalkbeat reports. Waivers from state testing requirements were previously offered...

Ed Dept drops $103M letter of credit for Ashford U spinoff

Dive Brief: The U.S. Department of Education has dropped a requirement that Ashford University post a letter of credit in order to continue receiving federal student aid after it separates from its owner, Zovio, according to an SEC filing Tuesday. The letter of credit...

Ed Dept takes aim at HLC over Art Institutes accreditation dispute

Dive Brief: A recent U.S. Department of Education staff report takes aim at the Higher Learning Commission, alleging the regional accreditor didn’t follow its own rules when notifying schools about their accreditation status during a change of ownership. The...