By Nick Anderson. Higher education leaders are pushing to expand the online market by simplifying the rules colleges must follow to enroll students from around the country. Under a system based on oversight of brick-and-mortar campuses, colleges generally must obtain authorization from every state where they want to offer online programs. Requirements and fees vary from state to state. Education leaders say that system is too costly and cumbersome at a time of fast-growing interest in distance learning, with millions of students now using online technology to access higher education. Read more...