Top Headlines for 10/3

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Child Welfare

Jay Scott Brown, co-chairman of the Oklahoma Foster Care System Improvement Task Force, updates readers of The Oklahoman on the task force’s progress, and directs them to its website

Education/Jobs

Terry Connelly and Dan Angel of Inside Higher Ed assess the current state of the for-profit college industry, and what rules and reforms might steer it toward both profitability and better outcomes for students.

Juvenile Justice

A new risk assessment tool has helped Minnehaha County, Minn., lower its average juvenile detention population from 41 to 18, reports The Associated Press,

The Albany Times-Union supports New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s idea of including most 16- and 17-year-olds in the juvenile justice system. Currently, only status offenders of that age are considered juveniles in the eyes of the law.