Top Headlines 12/19

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A Missouri Board of Education has opposed education budget cuts from the Budget Control Act of 2011, reports the Springfield News-Leader.

Child Welfare

More than 11,000 Los Angeles County child-care programs were disbanded due to the recession, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Juvenile Justice 

A deal has been signed to overhaul the Tennessee juvenile justice system in lieu of the state’s problems with disproportionate minority contact, The New York Times reports.