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Child Welfare

A popular Columbus, Ohio drop-in center for homeless youth will close in the middle of winter if funding isn’t scared up, reports Candice Lee of NBC4i.com.

State child welfare officials in Oregon are gathering this week to discuss how to use emerging science on brain function and development to improve it system, reports Kristian Foden-Vencil of OPB News. The idea will be to help families address problems with young children in situations where they previously might remove a child.

Education/Jobs

The ACLU of Eastern Missouri filed a lawsuit yesterday against a school district that blocks certain websites with educational information about gay, lesbian and transgender issues, reports NECN.com.

Juvenile Justice

A flash mob at a Wisconsin state fair, and a vicious attack on a teen in Mississippi, have sparked some racial tension, reports Danielle Wright of BET.com.