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Cursive writing’s role in core curriculum will be discussed by the Kansas State Board of Education, the Kansas City Star reports.

Child Welfare

Recent reports reveal child deaths in families who received aid from Georgia’ child protection agency, The Republic reports. 

Experts have come up with more than 100 recommendations on child welfare system improvements in Colorado, the Denver Post reports. 

Seventy-two children have died over the past six years in Colorado’s child welfare system and child abuse workers’ lack of experience and numbers has been touted as part of the problem, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Juvenile Justice 

After looking a recent juvenile hall trends, California law enforcement leaders try to strategize ways to keep teens out of gangs, the Mercury News reports. 

A Kansas juvenile correctional facility has improved security after suffering several issues, reports the Topeka Capital Journal.  

Disagreements continue as it’s unclear who controls an Ohio juvenile court, Cincinnati News reports. 

Psychology and brain science as well as recent Supreme Court decisions are prompting Connecticut to rethink juvenile prison terms, reports the Hartford Courant.