USDE Under Secretary Addresses Administration's Education Focus and Other Accreditation-Related News

July 15, 2016

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Ed Undersecretary Shares Obama Administration’s Home Stretch Vision (Education Dive, July 11, 2016) “Referencing four areas of federal focus for the upcoming academic year, [Ted] Mitchell charged participants to dialog about improving teaching and learning models, creating new business models, re-imagining education credentials and refining ways that schools could use big data to improve access and learning outcomes.”

Trump University: Majoring in Make-Believe (The Hill, July 12, 2016) “Real universities must be accredited and their top priority must be to teach their students. Trump University did neither; it was never accredited as a university and its primary purpose was not to teach new material to its students.”

Feds Strike a Deal With ITT (Politico “Morning Education," July 13, 2016) “The Education Department last month, citing the company’s financial position and concerns it could lose accreditation, required ITT to increase the money it needed to set aside to cover federal loan forgiveness if it suddenly collapses.”

Study UK Relaunches As Independent Higher Education (The PIE News, July 12, 2016) “Independent Higher Education’s chief executive, Alex Proudfoot, said the group’s work is now ‘predominantly on two fronts: domestic higher education policy and the great new opportunities for independent providers within the HE sector; and international education policy and the rules surrounding international students.’”