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Child Welfare

A social worker who lied to get a judge to remove two children from their mother was promoted and now trains other social workers, reports Kimberly Edds of the Orange County Register.


Washington, D.C. school officials are seeking to revoke the license of a nonprofit provider for its special education students after a report alleging that dozens of students were restrained by staff as punishment, reports Bill Turque of the Washington Post.

A dozen undergraduates at Rutgers University are occupying the administration building to demand a tuition freeze, better wages for workers and a greater voice for students, Lisa Foderaro with The New York Times reports. The occupation comes after University President Dr. McCormick did not meet their demands by their deadline of Monday. The students say they are prepared to be arrested.

Employers across the nation are planning to hire 19 percent more graduating college students this year than last year, reports Lee Howard of Connecticut paper The Day. It’s s the first double digit increase in hiring of college graduates’ hiring since 2007.

The Clovis, N.M. school board couldn’t keep just the gay-straight alliance club from meeting on school grounds during the school day, so the board just banned all of the school’s 15 clubs from doing so, reports Zellie Polon of Reuters.

Teens between age 16 and 19 filled 960,000 summer jobs in 2010, reports Ola Diab of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the lowest number since 1949. Diab offers a few tips for teens who want to compete for the jobs that are out there.

Juvenile Justice

Alex Morgan of the Huffington Post reports on the New York Juvenile Justice Initiative, a group that formed last year to help keep the heat on the state to follow through with promised reform of New York’s troubled juvenile justice system.

The juvenile court docket got bigger in Davis County, Utah, and county officials actually raised the amount of money for public defenders, reports the Associated Press.