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Education

Connecticut senators approved an education overhaul, with changes including helping low-performing schools and culling ineffective teachers from the classroom, Boston.com reports.

Andy Hargreaves' and Michael Fullan's latest collaboration, Professional Capital, proposes an action plan for teachers, administrators, schools and districts, and state and federal leaders as to how to create a 21st century generation of professional teachers, the Huffington Post reports.


Child Welfare

A close-up view of how one child welfare case progressed over several months, JournalStar.com reports.

Mother charged with killing her 4-year-old daughter defended herself in court, The Wall Street Journal reports.


Juvenile Justice

A recent study through the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) shows that long-term juvenile incarceration does not decrease reoffending, and may actually increase recidivism rates for lower-level youth offenders, California Progress Report reports.