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A Louisiana lawsuit is fighting new education laws, the Shreveport Times reports. 

Child Welfare

Wisconsin child abuse workers are struggling with their caseloads and new state regulations, The Northwestern reports.

Juvenile Justice 

A sex abuse scandal has brought about positive changes for the Texas juvenile justice system, Amarillo Globe-News reports. 

A Georgia coalition recommends juvenile justice system bed repairs for the state, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

An Illinois prison for mentally ill young people is having a hard time filling vacancies, the Pantagraph reports.