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Education

In New York State, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo formed a new commission charged with improving student performance, the New York Times reports.

The Common Core Standards are igniting a debate over prereading as an educational practice in English/ language arts instruction, Education Week reports.


Child Welfare

Arizona removes more kids from their homes than almost any other state, The Arizona Republic reports.

In Nebraska, Gov. Heineman accepted proposed changes to the child welfare system during the legislative session, the Nebraska Radio Network reports.


Juvenile Justice

In a neighborhood in Massachusetts police are combating gang warfare using counterinsurgency strategies they were trained to use in Iraq, the New York Times reports.

In Texas, fewer kids are expelled because of disciplinary problems, Chron.com reports.

Families criticize the closing of Richmond’s juvenile jail, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.