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Child Welfare

A Utah legislative committee approved a law that would require child welfare caseworkers to meet a burden of proof before removing a kid from the care of a relative, reports Marjorie Cortez of the Deseret News.


A Massachusetts Boys & Girls Club has changed its name to improve its marketing brand among local donors, reports

Tamar Lewis of the New York Times, perhaps the foremost mainstream reporter on education in the country, reports on President Obama’s call for all states to raise the dropout age to 18.

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and President Barack Obama agree that federal loans inflate college tuition, but disagree on how to address the problem, reports

Juvenile Justice

Throwing juvenile offenders into prison will do nothing other than create hardened criminals, Georgia Chief Justice Carol Hunstein tells James Swift of the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, who is pressing for reforms to the state’s juvenile code.

Three teenage Native Americans who challenged the Adam Walsh Act requirement to register as sex offenders have lost in the Ninth Circuit court, reports Tim Hull of