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A fairer system for gifted programs in New York has been thrown out, The New York Times reports.   

Michigan’s proposal of switching to “any time” educational plans in the public school system has officials wary, reports The Herald-Palladium. 

Child Welfare 

The growth of mental health programs may be easier to implement than a change in gun laws, the Huffington Post reports.

Michigan welfare applicants will undergo a new three-week work readiness assessment before getting aid, reports the Detroit News.

Juvenile Justice

Georgia juvenile justice reform proposals would save about $88 million by locking up fewer young people, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. 

A Kentucky taskforce created to study the state’s juvenile laws wants more time to complete studies, reports the Lexington Herald Leader.