Education Groups Sue DeVos for Delaying Online Protections

Two teacher unions are suing the Education Department and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over the agency’s delay of rules meant to protect students earning degrees online.

The California Teachers Association (CTA) and the National Education Association (NEA), along with a second grade teacher in Kansas, a fourth grade teacher in California, and a student enrolled in an online program at Western Governors University, allege DeVos is illegally holding up rules that require online universities to notify students of whether the programs in which they are enrolled or plan to enroll meet state licensing standards or have faced adverse actions from the state or accreditor.

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