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New York’s preschool special education system is calling for more state audits and penalties, The New York Times reports.  

Child Welfare 

A New Jersey child-welfare agency is under fire again for its involvement in a case involving a mother who decapitated her son and then committed suicide, The Washington Post reports. 

Indiana Public Media reports that in response to concerns, legislators are looking into the Department of Child Services.

Juvenile Justice

Ten juveniles involved in the beating of a mother and her children have been identified by police via smartphone video footage, CBS-Atlanta reports. 

A federal delegation is visiting Memphis to monitor the city’s efforts to reduce youth violence, reports The Commercial Appeal.