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A Pennsylvania bill passed allowing provisions and ethics reporting for charter schools and special education funding for certain districts, the Pennsylvania Inquirer reports.  

Child Welfare 

South Carolina children are moving faster through the foster care system and into permanent homes, the Greenville News reports.

Juvenile Justice 

Local Texas juvenile probation departments are spending less than state lockups less in treating a rehabilitating juvenile offenders, The Texas Tribune reports.  

More than 360 Michigan prisoners serving mandatory life sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles are being considered by the state Court of Appeals following the federal Supreme Court ruling on mandatory life sentences for minors, Michigan Live reports.

A local Kansas family court focuses on rehabilitation instead of incarceration, reports The Kansas City Star. 

A Texas juvenile justice jailer accused of trading candy for sexual favors with juvenile inmates made his first court appearance Friday, KTRK-TV reports.