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Education/Jobs

Analysts expect President Barack Obama to include more federal money for a training program that also subsidizes employees by paying 90 percent of a new hire’s wages at first, reports Douglas Hanks in The Republic.

The high unemployment among young workers may be the undoing of Obama’s reelection campaign, reports Brian Koenig of The New American.

The Student Loan Ranger, a popular blogger for U.S. News and World Report, answers some letters from graduates struggling with low incomes and high debts.

Virginia Chamlee of the Florida Independent reports that another for-profit school is in the sights of the Justice Department: The Art Institutes. Chamlee reports because the company has four sites in Florida alone.

Florida Republicans begrudgingly agreed to accept $3.4 million in federal child-abuse prevention grants, reports Leslie Postal. Far more federal money was at stake in that decision: If Florida had rejected the grants, it would not have been able to apply for $100 million in Race to the Top education funds.

Juvenile Justice

The Massachusetts Department of Youth Services is checking to see whether a juvenile, now accused of murdering another teen, should have received a weekend pass from a DYS facility, reports Maria Cramer of the Boston Globe. The teen had been released to see a Boston Red Sox game, and allegedly left the game early and then fatally shot a teenager from a rival neighborhood.

A nice little write-up on MyTelegraph.com about Michelle Pearson, who was named Juvenile Institution Staff Member of the Year by the California Probation, Parole and Correctional Association.

Disgraced judge Mark Ciavarella, a key figure in the Luzerne County juvenile court scandal, has been moved to a prison in Oklahoma, reports Dave Janoski of the Citizen’s Voice.