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Education

TED-Ed is launching a new online learning platform that gives teachers a suite of tools that allow them  to design their own web-assisted curricula, complete with videos, comprehension-testing questions and conversational tools, the Atlantic reports.

Harvard Innovation Education Fellow Tony Wagner argues that instead of filling children with knowledge, American schools should be focusing on developing students’ innovation skills and motivation to succeed, Forbes reports.



Child Welfare

In Oregon, a child welfare audit says that caseworkers can do better at reuniting parents and kids in foster care, OregonLive.com reports.

Wisconsin has improved its reporting of injuries to children, JS Online reports.

In Arkansas, federal funding cuts are eliminating and cutting funding for some state child welfare programs, KARK 4 News reports.



Juvenile Justice

West Virginia’s juvenile justice system will be examined by a court-hired monitor due to concerns that it focuses more on punishment than rehabilitation, the Marietta Times reports.

In California juvenile detention facilities, wards continue to be locked in solitary confinement, the Los Angeles Times reports.

In Nebraska, Hispanic and Native American youths in Nebraska are more likely to be caught up in the justice system, Omaho.com reports.