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Virginia is looking to join other states in earning a waiver from No Child Left Behind, The Washington Post reports.

The increase of loans and debt from college has led to the ‘Indentured Student,’ according to Business Week.

The ACLU files a “right-to-read” lawsuit against a Michigan school district, reports CNN.

Child Welfare

An Arizona program helps parents with drug addictions, The Tucson Citizen reports.

The lack of legal ties in LGBT families can put the child at risk, according to The Center for American Progress.

Juvenile Justice

17-year-olds being tried in juvenile courts won’t tax the system, The Hartford Courant reports.

The Georgia Governor tells commission that the entire juvenile justice system is up for an overhaul, according to The Florida Times-Union.

The Iowa Governor jailed 38 people for murders committed as a juvenile after the end of mandatory juvenile life without parole, The Des Moines Register reports.