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Child Welfare

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce passed a bill yesterday that would expand educational services to homeless kids provided by the McKinney-Vento Act, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

New Jersey’s child welfare system will have a new name and possibly some more private partners, reports Susan Livio of NJ.com.

Kitty Felde of 89.3 KPCC reports on the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, which is chaired by Democrat Karen Bass (Calif.) and Republican Michele Bachmann (Minn.).

A Florida child welfare investigation led to the bust of a major meth lab, reports the Chipley Paper.

Two major divisions of the multi-state child welfare provider KidsPeace are merging, reports MarketWatch.com.

Education/Jobs

Heather Miller of TheInd.com reports on the praise and concern for State Superintendent John White’s lengthy proposal to overhaul the way schools are assessed in Louisiana.

One of Kaplan College’s for-profit campuses in Florida, embroiled in a federal investigation, will close next year, reports Scott Travis of the Orlando Sun-Sentinel.

Juvenile Justice

The South Dakota House has passed a bill that would separate juvenile sexting from mandatory punishments related to child pornography, reports Denise Dapaolo of KSFY.com.