EDUCATION DIVE: Ed Dept weighing aid options for alternative credentialing

Career College Central Summary:

  • The U.S. Department of Education is continuing to study how best to offer federal aid eligibility to alternative credentialing programs like coding bootcamps and MOOCs.
  • The department has requested input about how to judge quality, and in a recent blog post, Undersecretary of Education Ted Mitchell mentioned the idea of creating new quality assurance questions for alternative programs that measure student learning and outcomes.
  • Experts will gather at the White House in July as the Department of Education continues to plan an experimental sites program to offer temporary federal aid to otherwise ineligible education providers that partner with accredited institutions.

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