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January 26, 2017   

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Accreditor Questions Alabama Governance (Inside Higher Ed, January 26, 2017) “The agency that accredits Southern colleges and universities is scrutinizing the Governor Robert Bentley’s role at the head of Alabama university boards, pushing back on what it sees as powers that are too concentrated and potentially conflicted.”

States Want to Make Sure Accreditor Gets Terminated (Politico “Morning Education,” January 25, 2017) “Attorneys general from five states and the District of Columbia are seeking to intervene in a for-profit college accreditor’s legal battle with the Education Department.”

City College Is Open and Accredited (The Guardsman, January 25, 2017) “City College [of San Francisco] expected the unexpected when its accreditation was reaffirmed for the next seven years by a commission who once threatened its very existence.”

University of Phoenix Sale Clears a Crucial Hurdle (The Washington Post, January 24, 2017) “The Higher Learning Commission, a college accreditation agency, has cleared the way for the $1.1 billion sale of Apollo Education Group, owner of the University of Phoenix, Western International University and College for Financial Planning, to a group of investors.”

Our Wish List of Legislative Priorities for Higher Education Consumers (The Hill, January 24, 2017) “Too often accrediting agencies have been the rubber stamp for federal aid at predatory higher education institutions.”



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