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June 9, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Round-up: Obama extends loan relief plan, Oregon prepares for new teacher evaluations

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.

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