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Education Department fends off ACICS' request for injunction

Shanice Harris Mar. 27, 2017, 1:24pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The United States Department of Education has fought off a request for an injunction after stripping the Accrediting Council on Independent Colleges Schools of its authority.

New York, Illinois lead coalition supporting federal protections for higher education students

Mark Iandolo Feb. 27, 2017, 8:08am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Feb. 22 that he joined with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and a coalition of other attorneys general in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Education Secretary and leaders in Congress.

D.C. attorney general intervenes in lawsuit against Department of Education

Mark Iandolo Feb. 21, 2017, 9:24am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) —District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Jan. 24 that he has motioned to intervene, along with four other state attorneys general, in a lawsuit to defend the Department of Education (DOE).

CFPB announces leadership changes within the Bureau

Legal News Line Aug. 25, 2016, 7:00pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced leadership changes within the agency, including new employees at the following positions – associate director for supervision, enforcement, and fair lending; principal deputy general counsel; and deputy chief operating officer.

Massachusetts attorney general seeks to help alleged ACI student victims

Mark Iandolo Jun. 10, 2016, 9:00pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that her office will take action to help victims of American Career Institute (ACI), which allegedly lied to students, fabricated its records and employed unqualified teachers.

California AG asks Department of Education to revoke federal recognition of ACICS

Mark Iandolo Jun. 9, 2016, 8:45pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced that she has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education, asking it to revoke federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

Washington, D.C. AG takes action against Student Aid Center

Mark Iandolo Jun. 3, 2016, 7:58pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced that his office filed a consumer-protection lawsuit against Student Aid Center Inc. and the company's owners, Ramiro Fernandez-Moris and Damien Alvarez, over allegations of scamming consumers.

Department of Education increases investigations into website compliance with ADA

Andy Jones May 25, 2016, 9:19am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – School districts and educational institutions across the country take heed: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has recently opened as many as 350 nationwide investigations to determine whether educational agencies’ websites are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Mass. AG urges U.S. Department of Education to revoke accrediting status of ACICS

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2016, 8:16pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, joined by 12 other state attorneys general, is seeking deaccreditation of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) by the U.S. Department of Education.

College group: Plaintiffs bar, feds, state AGs teaming against for-profit colleges

Jessica Karmasek Apr. 6, 2016, 9:41am

Last month, the DOE released a proposal that would establish borrower-friendly processes for seeking and obtaining loan relief triggered by what the agency describes as “unscrupulous conduct” by higher education institutions. As part of the proposal, the department provided options to negotiators that would protect students from the use of mandatory arbitration provisions in enrollment agreements.

California AG seeks more help for students victimized by fraudulent for-profit colleges

Mark Iandolo Mar. 6, 2016, 11:40am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued a statement urging the U.S. Department of Education to better help students allegedly defrauded by Corinthian Colleges and other for-profit colleges.