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Education

Mitt Romney is shifting new his policy focus from the economy to education, the Huffington Post reports.

A new report finds education schools lacking in training on standardized tests, the Huffington Post reports.


Child Welfare

More relatives and friends are caring for kids a new report finds, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Half of overweight teens are at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac problems new research from the CDC shows, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.


Juvenile Justice

In Pennsylvania, a bill that greatly restricts the use of shackles on juvenile defendants in court hearings goes to the governor after unanimous approval in the Senate, The Scranton Times Tribune reports.

A North Carolina bill aims to keep youths out of adult court, Officer.com reports.