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Can the SAT and ACT adapt to a changing college admissions landscape, or does an opening exist for a new model?

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Chris Rinkus
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The US college admissions process is changing as a result of the pandemic, and traditional college entrance exams like the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT) face an uncertain future. In the wake of these changes, there is a substantial opportunity for agile new market entrants that offer innovative alternatives to conventional assessments…

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From Virginia to DC: how the US state election results will affect the mid-terms

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Ben Bassett
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Chris Rinkus, Practice Lead, US Political due diligence; Miranda Lutz, Senior Associate; and Ben Bassett, Associate, discuss how the elections on November 2nd will affect the Biden administration’s agenda.

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US education policy under Biden

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Felicity Hall
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Felicity Hall, Senior Associate and Chris Rinkus, Practice Lead for US Political Due Diligence, discuss US education policy, and the changes we are seeing under the Biden administration.

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The Biden administration’s student loan debt relief agenda

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Chris Rinkus
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In recent weeks, Democratic leaders in Congress have increasingly called for President Joe Biden to cancel outstanding student loan debt by executive order. On the campaign trial, candidate Joe Biden promised to forgive at least $10,000 in student loan debt, tantalising many progressives. Debt cancellation on this scale has never been tried and it could affect everything…

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Assessing the first 100 days of Joe Biden’s presidency

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Erin Caddell
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On call for the Global Counsel network, Erin Caddell, President of GC USA, Chris Rinkus, Practice Lead for US Political Due Diligence, and Miranda Lutz, Senior Associate, unpack the first 100 days of Joe Biden's presidency.

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The $200 bn question: Stimulus bill provides unprecedented funding for US schools, big opportunity for ed-tech

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Chris Rinkus
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Late last week, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP), a massive $1.9 trn stimulus that will provide billions in funding to public school systems across the United States. The scale is unprecedented, with more than $122 bn allocated for elementary and secondary schools (commonly referred to as K-12 schools in the US). Combined with the two other major…

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