California Sues Over Federal Covid-19 Distance-Learning Rules

Jan. 15, 2021, 10:28 PM

California is challenging part of the Department of Education’s distance learning regulations, telling a federal court Friday that they harm the state’s public institutions and violate federal rulemaking.

The 2020 “Distance Learning and Innovation” regulations, aimed at helping institutions deliver educational materials to students, decreases federal oversight of for-profit institutions in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act, California said in a suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

The regulations implement automatic renewal of an institution’s certification to receive Title IV student aid funds if the agency takes longer than 12 months to review...

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