Top Headlines 6/16

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Child Welfare

Oregon may subsidize the post-secondary education of former foster care children who attend the state’s universities, reports Cassie Strauss and Matt Cecil of Oregon Capitol News.

Jeneba Ghatt of the Washington Times reports on two recent storylines that have brought foster care to the forefront of late: Congresswoman (and foster parent) Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) in the Republican debate this week, and the New York Times story about the increase in adoptions by gay couples.

Education/Jobs

Baltimore City will employ more than 5,000 youth this summer, says Karen Sitnick from the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, but it could use some private donations to employ more.

Juvenile Justice

Mike Bush of KSDK reports on one California juvenile camp’s efforts to use its athletic department to improve the accountability of its wards.