Nevada July bar exam to replace some test sections

1 June 2020

ABA JOURNAL — According to a Nevada Supreme Court opinion published last week, the exam will be limited to eight essay questions on state law, and a performance test. The multistate bar exam, which has 200 multiple choice questions and is developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners will be removed from the test. The Nevada….

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Tennessee schedules fall bar exam to accommodate reduced seating for July exam

1 June 2020

ABA JOURNAL — Seating for the July exam is limited to no more than 50% of the customary number to comply with restrictions on gatherings under COVID-19 orders, according to a policy adopted by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners that was affirmed by the state supreme court May 11. More information is available here.

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Dr. Anthony Faucci discusses health precautions for colleges re-opening in fall

1 June 2020

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION — On Friday The Chronicle spoke to one of America’s top public-health officials, Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about some of the strategies universities have said they’ll employ. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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Vermont Law plans for fall campus reopening

1 June 2020

VPR — Colleges around the country are navigating the tricky process of choosing whether to re-open for in-person classes this fall. The University of Vermont, the state’s largest higher ed institution, is planning on bringing thousands of students back to school in a few months. But so are some of the state’s smaller colleges, like Vermont Law School in….

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Higher education leaders lobby Congress for liability protections for fall campus re-openings

1 June 2020

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION — The American Council on Education sent a letter on Thursday to Senate and House leaders seeking “temporary and targeted” liability-exposure protections for institutions that open their campuses this fall. The letter, co-signed by more than 70 other higher-education associations, also seeks protections for faculty and staff members and institutional systems, including affiliated….

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College graduate debt rises as Congress mulls future of student loan forgiveness

1 June 2020

CNBC — As the debate over extending student loan forgiveness continues in Congress, college students are taking on increasing amounts of debt. Typically, 7 in 10 college seniors graduate in the red, owing about $30,000 per borrower, according to data from the Institute for College Access & Success.

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House and Senate propose bills on student loan payment deferment

1 June 2020

CNBC — A House bill with bipartisan support would allow 2020 college graduates to postpone their student loan payments for three years without interest accruing.

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A look at pandemic student debt relief programs

1 June 2020

CNBC — Between the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and a growing sense that there’s something broken with how the U.S. finances higher education, plans to deliver relief to borrowers are taking off.

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Managing student loan payments during a crisis

1 June 2020

YAHOO! FINANCE — In the aftermath of a natural disaster, you may find that you have questions related to your federal student loans or financial aid, especially if you have trouble making a payment or need to transfer to another school. If you find yourself in this situation, knowing where to go for help can give you….

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Education experts discuss the challenges of active learning in online classrooms

1 June 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Advocates for active learning worry that their favored approach will be hard to pull off in physically distanced classrooms — and that instructors will revert to the straightforward lecture.

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