Top Headlines 6/22

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Child Welfare

Massachusetts advocates for foster families called the current per diem rates in the state “ridiculous,” reports Michael Norton of the Boston Herald.

Five years probation for spanking a child? It happened in Texas, reports the Huffington Post. There were 70 schools that are "A"-rated and had more than one-third of its grads attending the City University of New York, and 46 of the schools posted remediation rates above 50 percent.


Amara Phillip of Diverse reports on research from the Institute for Higher Education Policy that suggests low-income students are overrepresented at for-profit colleges.

Some of New York City's best high schools are producing unprepared college students, report Anna Phillips and Robert Gebeloff of the New York Times.

The United States can’t afford to wait any more to invest more in early childhood education, opines Susan Ochshorn of ECE PolicyWorks.

Juvenile Justice

Line staff for the Department of Youth Services in Massachusetts said violent incidents are on the rise in detention centers and they need help, reports Bob Salsberg of the Boston Globe.


A child predator sex sting in Central Florida caught 32 men trying to have sex with kids, reports Heather Sorentrue of CFNews 13. One man showed up with a gun; another showed up with his own children.