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Education

The Chicago Teachers Strike continues as the Union and Board of Education continue to review the tentative contract that was drawn up over the weekend, reports The Chicago Tribune.

Child Welfare

Budget cuts in Illinois may cause more children to be put in foster care, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. 

The state of Connecticut has been awarded $5 million to go toward a program that helps reduce the number of children in foster care, reports The New Haven Register. 

Juvenile Justice

A 13-year-old Florida boy has been charged for murder causing debate about how to handle youth charged for violent crimes, the Tampa Bay Times reports.  

A West Palm Beach juvenile detention center is under fire for leaving kids in hot rooms with broken A/C over the weekend, reports the Sun Sentinel.