Obama extends student loan relief plan (AP): Obama signed a presidential memorandum on Monday that will set the maximum monthly repayment of student loans at 10 percent of a borrower’s income. A Congressional plan already stipulated the maximum monthly payment amount be lowered from 15 to 10 percent of income for those who began borrowing after October 2007; the president’s action extends the rule to all borrowers.
Oregon prepares to roll out new teacher evaluation system (The Oregonian): Officials estimate approximately 2 percent of Oregon teachers will be rated as failing when the state rolls out a new evaluation system next year. Student test scores will count for 20 percent of the evaluation.
UNCF to receive $25 million Koch gift (AP): The United Negro College Fund says it will use the money for merit-based scholarships and to support historically black colleges and universities.
- Graduation rates soar at South Florida’s former ‘dropout factories’ (Miami Herald)
- Kid says teacher taped mouths, prompting probe (AP)
- New York fifth grader wins Google doodle contest (Los Angeles Times)