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President Obama plans to put focus on evaluating early childhood education, The Huffington Post reports. 

Child Welfare

A program at Western Michigan University is making it possible for foster children to go to college, Michigan Live reports.

Juvenile Justice 

A report says “overly harsh school disciplinary policies” have been rampant through the state of Mississippi, a state that has recently been under fire for habitually sending kids to jail without probable cause, The New York Times reports.

Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice is increasing its supervision of private residential facilities following several allegations of staff abusing girls at a county lockup, the Pensacola News Journal reports.