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Child Welfare

A number of executives have resigned from Florida’s Department of Children and Families since the death of a 10-year-old foster girl, reports the Associated Press.

Silicon Valley Mercury News columnist Patty Fisher recognizes a local judge for her efforts to put education first for children in the foster care system.


Jill Biden pushes for community colleges to play a major role in economic recovery in this Houston Chronicle column.

Joe Tacopino of Staten Island news site reports on the crisis facing Staten Island’s summer youth employment program this year.

News Channel 10 in Oklahoma reports on the state senate approving a bill that would revoke the driver's licenses of teens who drop out of high school.

Juvenile Justice

The Wheeling News Register ran a quick editorial pointing out an incongruity in Attorney General Eric Holders’ speech this week about juvenile justice. reports on the hesitance of Texas to comply with the Adam Walsh Act.