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The LA Times reports Californian support growing for Proposition 38, which if passed would raise taxes to support state public education.

The Chicago Teachers Union continues talks with Chicago Public Schools about going on strike, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. 

Child Welfare 

A Florida community college will receive a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to build job skills for at-risk youth.

NPR highlights a program that pairs juvenile offenders with mentors to study literature.

Five Illinois programs will receive federal money to help at-risk youth finish high school and get job training.