Democratic candidates Tony Thurmond, Marshall Tuck vie for California superintendent of public instruction

California state Assemblymember Tony Thurmond and New Teacher Center educator-in-residence Marshall Tuck — both members of the Democratic party — are running for the role of state superintendent of public instruction. Current superintendent Tom Torlakson is stepping down after holding the position since 2010, having narrowly defeated Tuck for re-election in 2014.
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Obama calls for improvements to student loan repayment plan

President Barack Obama is pushing for college students to be more aware of, and have easier access to, income-based repayment of student loans. In a presidential memorandum issued Thursday, Obama directed Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to streamline the process for income-based repayment plans and improve Internet resources for loan
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