Top Headlines for 10/6

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Child Welfare

A citizen-led review panel of recent child abuse investigations by the Washington, D.C. Child and Family Services Agency said that the number of removals had gone down in the city, but the agency was still separating children from parents without adequate justification, reports Teresa Tomassoni of the Washington Post. The agency’s interim director told Tomassoni she does not thing quick-trigger removals are as prevalent as the report suggests. 

Education/Jobs

Tony Myrell, a member of the San Bernardino (Calif.) County Workforce Investment Board, makes the case in the San Bernardino Sun for passage of federal legislation that would reconstruct the Workforce Investment Act in San Bernardino’s image.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged that the city should not be pressuring corporations to donate to certain charities as a condition for tax incentives, reports Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times. That became an issue as a result of mandated donations made to the After School Matters, a charity for which Emanuel once served as board chairman.

A federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit brought by shareholders against Education Management Corp., which operates for-profit colleges serving about 136,000 students per year, reports Carrie Ann Cherry of Courthouse News Service. The plaintiffs argued that Education Management exaggerated growth prospects and did not disclose its recruiting practices.

Juvenile Justice
Ryan Schill of the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange reports on Georgia’s new juvenile justice data clearinghouse, which is designed to present the public and policymakers with current and accurate juvenile crime data.