- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign into law a sweeping overhaul of the state’s juvenile justice system.
- Today, the Texas Senate passed S.B. 1769 by Senator José Rodríguez. The bill requires the Texas Juvenile Justice Department to create an advisory committee to study whether the state can safely stop fingerprinting youth referred to a juvenile probation department for low-level offenses.
- LGBT youth are significantly over-represented in the juvenile justice system: Approximately 300,000 young LGBT people are arrested or detained each year. Though they represent 5 percent to 7 percent of the overall youth population, they comprise 13 percent to 15 percent of those currently in the juvenile justice system.
- Using technology to fight cheating in online education.
- Americans want cost cuts, employer help to fund education.
- OKLAHOMA — As officials at the state Education Department outlined a plan for how to salvage two days of disrupted testing, educators and lawmakers questioned whether these spring exams should count for anything.
- A historic number of Hispanic children are in the country’s foster care system, a dramatic change brought on by immigration and the assimilation of a growing Latino population into American society.
- The Michigan House has approved a pair of proposals that could result in some welfare recipients losing certain benefits if they flunk drug tests or have a chronically truant student in the family.
- Cracking the whip on welfare fraud.