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In win for Ed Dept, negotiators agree on new accreditation rules

Critics observing the process had been skeptical that a consensus could be reached given the broad range of issues on the negotiating table, and some reported disorganization in the process. Inside Higher Ed noted that the agreement reached this week “marked the first time in nearly a decade” a negotiated rulemaking orchestrated by the department ended in a formal consensus on rules.

In her statement, DeVos saved a few words for skeptics of the process that started early in the year: “Everyone at the negotiating table … overcame the naysayers to achieve consensus.”

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