School accreditation

FILE - In this Friday, June 1, 2018, file photo, graduates are silhouetted against the green landscape as they line up to receive their diplomas at Berkshire Community College's commencement exercises at the Shed at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. Some lenders advertise their products as a way to pay for college, but these aren’t technically student loans. For unsuspecting students, that could lead to unnecessarily high costs and a lack of consumer protection. (Gillian Jones/The Berkshire Eagle via AP, File)
July 20, 2020 - 12:32 am
A new high school graduate may take out about $37,200 in student loans for college, according to a recent NerdWallet study. And for many of them, that won’t be enough. Thirty-eight percent of students borrow additional money for college via credit cards, home equity loans and other non-student...
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In this Tuesday, May 5, 2020, photo, Morehouse College senior Lanarion "LTL" Norwood Jr., of Atlanta, works on his computer in a hotel room in Atlanta. Students were sent home from the college amid the new coronavirus outbreak. Norwood learned the campus was shutting down and he was worried about going home to finish his senior year in a neighborhood he describes as "gang-ridden, drug-ridden, all over violence-ridden." Morehouse stepped up with a plan, working to house about 20 students. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 15, 2020 - 5:04 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ja’nayla Johnson worked hard in high school with the dream of being the first in her family to graduate from college, but she started to doubt herself as several colleges rejected her. Then Bennett, a small historically black women’s college in North Carolina, saw Johnson’s...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies during a Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations in Washington. Facing a federal lawsuit and mounting pressure to act, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, said she will forgive loans for more than 1,500 borrowers who attended a pair of for-profit colleges that shut down last year. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
November 08, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Facing a federal lawsuit and mounting criticism, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday said she will forgive certain student loans for more than 1,500 borrowers who attended a pair of for-profit colleges that shut down last year. Students who attended the Art Institute of Colorado and the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., pauses during an interview in his office at the school in Lynchburg, Va. The accrediting body that oversees Liberty University says it has asked the college for more information about recent media reports that have questioned Falwell's leadership style and personal business interests. Falwell, the head of the nation's most high-profile evangelical college, previously told The Associated Press the stories are the result of an “attempted coup” orchestrated against him by several disgruntled former board members and employees who are leaking information to the press. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
September 25, 2019 - 5:34 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The accrediting body that oversees Liberty University has asked the college for more information about recent news reports that have questioned President Jerry Falwell Jr.'s leadership style and personal business interests, a spokeswoman told The Associated Press. The Southern...
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FILE - In this April 21, 1980 file photo, Rosie Ruiz waves to the crowd after after being announced as winner of the women's division of the Boston Marathon in Boston. Her title was stripped eight days later when it was found that she had not run the entire course. Ruiz died July 8, 2019 in Florida. She was 66. (AP Photo/File)
August 09, 2019 - 12:03 am
BOSTON (AP) — Rosie Ruiz, the Boston Marathon course-cutter who was stripped of her victory in the 1980 race and went on to become an enduring symbol of cheating in sports, has died. She was 66. Ruiz, who was also known as Rosie Vivas, died in Florida of cancer on July 8, according to an obituary...
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June 07, 2019 - 9:27 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Health officials on Friday said they're still seeking answers from Missouri's only abortion clinic about why some patients were unaware that they remained pregnant after what the agency described as "failed surgical abortions." The state Department of Health and Senior...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., center, ranking member on the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee, greets Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office. DeVos has emerged as a common target for Democrats as they take charge of House committees that wield oversight powers including the authority to issue subpoenas and call hearings. At least four Democrat-led committees are expected to push DeVos on a range of topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 22, 2019 - 12:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office. DeVos has emerged as a common target for Democrats as they take charge of the House...
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President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during a roundtable discussion on the Federal Commission on School Safety report, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 19, 2018 - 3:24 pm
The Education Department's independent watchdog said Wednesday that it plans to investigate Secretary Betsy DeVos' decision to reinstate a troubled accrediting agency that was shut down by the Obama administration over allegations of lax oversight. The department's inspector general is launching...
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December 03, 2018 - 7:30 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Central European University is confirming that it will move its U.S.-accredited degree programs from the Hungarian capital of Budapest to Vienna from Sept. 2019, as Hungary's government is refusing to sign an agreement allowing it to stay. CEU President and Rector Michael...
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November 21, 2018 - 4:11 pm
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday restored federal recognition to an accrediting group that oversees dozens of for-profit colleges but was shut down by the Obama administration over allegations of lax supervision. Her decision says the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and...
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