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Educators, entrepreneurs and investors attended the “can’t-miss” education innovation event of the year held at Arizona State University, Forbes reports.

New York City admissions tests for kindergartners are about to get tougher, and Barb Shelly writing for The Kansas City Star says that admissions test for kindergarteners and gifted kindergarten should not exist.

The Idaho Board of Education named southern Idaho businessman Ken Edmunds as president, The Republic reports.

Child Welfare

A review by the Alabama Department of Human Resources concludes that children in Jackson County's welfare system aren't safe, The Republic reports.

The Department of Education says 47,000 kids in schools around the country are living in hotels, and that “the hotel is to the modern American family what the city shelter was to the homeless adult of the 1980s and the migrant camp was to the refugees of the Oklahoma dust storms,” the Huffington Post reports.  

Juvenile Justice

Two Florida counties are challenging the costs of juvenile detention, The Miami Herald reports.

Transfers to adult court don't explain drop in youth crime in Florida, the Orlando Sentinel reports.