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November 9, 2016   

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Higher Ed Hopes President-Elect Trump Can Help Restore the Industry (Education Dive, November 9, 2016) “Accreditation, access and campus safety and sexual assault are also key components of the [Higher Education Act] that will await the 115th Congress and President-elect Trump’s administration.”

The New Congress and Higher Ed (Inside Higher Ed, November 9, 2016) “Florida voters returned Republican Marco Rubio to the upper chamber after his failed presidential primary campaign. He has been a strong supporter of alternatives to traditional higher education and in particular of the for-profit college sector, going back to his days as Speaker of the House in Florida. He’s also been a key backer of bipartisan proposals for outcome-based accreditation models.”

There Needs To Be a Better Way to Rate the Quality of Colleges (Washington Post, November 8, 2016) “Quality control that relies on accreditation doesn’t help students and their families make good choices up front when they are choosing colleges.”

Education Dept. Backs Defunct For-Profit In Fight With Accreditor (Inside Higher Ed, November 8, 2016) “The department's decision is also likely to clear the way for a lawsuit -- which has been stayed pending resolution of this situation -- in which Decker is suing the accrediting council over its misrepresentations.”

British Columbia Court Backs Christian University in Accreditation Battle (Catholic Culture, November 3, 2016) “Upholding a lower court ruling, an appellate court in British Columbia ruled that the province’s law society erred in denying accreditation to Trinity Western University’s incipient law school.”

Is This School ... Accredited? (Student Union, November 1, 2016) “Accreditation means that a college, university or school meets basic standards to teach and educate. Those standards are agreed upon by multiple educators. They are updated at least once a decade.”



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