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Education

A new study of Department of Education data shows that disable students are suspended from twice as much as nondisabled students, according to The New York Times. 

Former Memphis mayor plans to open a charter school specifically for teens serving probation, according to The Commercial Appeal. 

Child Welfare

The Los Angeles Times reports Malibu’s Camp Kirkpatrick, the juvenile detention center that movie “Gridiron Gang” was based upon, will be shutting down its sports program.

Foster children are recognized for their accomplishments by an Indiana juvenile justice court and a local advocacy group, reports the Northwest Indiana Times. 

Juvenile Justice 

The largest employee union in Illinois filed a lawsuit to block the closing of several juvenile and adult prisons, The Chicago Tribune reports. 

The Baltimore Sun reports tension peaking over a Baltimore detention center that hasn’t been visited by the U.S. Justice Department, despite the Department’s agreement to oversee the center.

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