October 22, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education has rescheduled the second session of
its negotiations over possible new regulations to ensure that vocational
programs are preparing students for gainful employment, according to a
letter a department official sent to participants. The rule making
session was postponed during the government shutdown. It is now scheduled for Nov. 18-20. Negotiators are seeking to find consensus on rules for vocational programs at community colleges and for-profit institutions.