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Education

Sallie Mae, the nation's No. 1 financial services company specializing in education annnounced a new fixed interest rate option on its private education loans for academic year 2012-13, according to a press release.

Teachers in Atlanta told a nationwide audience what works and doesn’t work in classrooms, 11 Alive reports.

College instructors and student teachers in the school of education at the University of Massachusetts are protesting a move to outsource teacher licensing, the New York Times reports.


Child Welfare

In Las Vegas, a federal appeals court reinstated a class action civil rights lawsuit aimed at revamping Clark County's system for protecting abused and neglected children, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

In Illinois, proposed legislation could avert a break in state child care funding, the Rockford Register Star reports.


Juvenile Justice

In Ohio, a new study shows that young offenders in the adult system face a higher risk of being assaulted, are more prone to suicide and are 34 percent more likely to commit crimes once released than are offenders processed in the juvenile justice system, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

In Connecticut, new data shows that race does matter in the juvenile justice system, the CT Mirror reports.