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State Approval: USDOE Issues Second ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter

 By Russell Poulin

Around 5:00 Eastern Time today (April 20), the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) released a new ‘Dear Colleague’ letter on the ‘state authorization’ regulation.  After a quick review, below are immediate thoughts on the new language.

The USDOE is to be commended for demonstrating that it heard the distress of the distance education community.  The letter seems to go about as far as it could in trying to assist institutions on this issue.  Even so, it leaves the institutions with much work to do.

Continued at: http://wcetblog.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/second-dear-colleague-letter/

Read the “Dear Colleagues” Letter of 4/20/11: http://wcet.wiche.edu/wcet/docs/state-approval/GEN-11-11.pdf

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