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Education Breaking News: Napolitano Expected to Be Named Head of University of California

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The University of California's governing board is expected to vote to confirm U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to become the first woman president of the prestigious 10-campus system. If approved as anticipated by the Board of Regents, she would become the 20th president in the 145-year history of the university, which has been battered by nearly two decades of boom-and-bust funding, leading to tuition increases and classroom shortages. A coalition of Senate Democrats and Republicans have reached a tentative deal with President Barack Obama that would roll back a recent spike in interest rates on new federal loans for college students and instead move the loans to a market-based rate. Many Teachers Find That Facebook and Twitter Make Students More Engaged and Creative Writers. Students are also paying a lot more attention when it comes to their writing assignments, especially when they know it might be shared via Twitter itself.

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