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Real education reform will “require replacing our top-down system focused on arbitrary benchmarks and administrative minutiae with one that places a highly skilled class of teachers at the vanguard,” Christopher Moraff writes for

The Louisiana House didn’t pass a bill that would require the teaching of sex education in public schools, but the bill will likely come back up for debate, The Advocate reports.

Obama should push bankruptcy relief for student loans, Anya Kamenetz argues for CNN Opinion.

Child Welfare

Kids exposed to bullying and violence may age faster, the AJC reports.

Juvenile Justice

West Virginia has stopped using solitary confinement to punish juvenile offenders, reports.