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Child Welfare

Los Angeles County needs to make child welfare reports available for outside evaluation, says the editorial board of the LA Times. Otherwise, the board said, “the only evaluations of the county will be those it performs itself, and the results of those evaluations will remain known only to the county.”

Education/Jobs

Writing for the Huffington Post, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) urges states and cities around the country to consider an initiative like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative, which targets young Latino and black men with additional services.

If it’s true that you count what you care about, writes the editorial board of Kentucky.com, Kentucky isn’t concerned with dropouts.

West Virginia’s chief of higher education is concerned about the rise of for-profit colleges in the Mountaineer state, reports Davin White of the West Virginia Gazette.

Christopher Correa of Forbes ponders the question: should teachers be allowed to engage socially, even just through Facebook, with students outside of the school walls? He centers the column around a Missouri law that bans teachers from communicating with students on Facebook or Twitter.

Juvenile Justice

The long and escalating juvenile history of Jonathan Bun is an exception to the rule, a Georgia juvenile judge tells Tammy Joyner of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which is why its important to identify children that lack remorse early on.