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Child Welfare

A child welfare provider threatened to walk on the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and the state agency agreed to a new payment structure, reports Martha Stoddard of the Omaha World-Herald.

An agreement to settle Children’s Rights class-action lawsuit against Oklahoma’s child welfare system was approved, reports Ginnie Graham of the Tulsa World.

Florida’s Department of Children and Families has tapped a Army veteran of three wars, Col. David Abramowitz, to lead one of its major regional offices, report Matt Soergel of the Florida Times-Union.

Education/Jobs

The Obama administration already has 180,000 jobs lined up for its summer youth jobs initiative, but the next 70,000 commitments might be hard to come by, reports Ron Scherer for the Christian Science Monitor.

The Texas Workforce Commission is implementing new rules for for-profit colleges after allegations of a loan scheme at a one state school, reports Steve Miller of TexasWatchdog.org.

If you think for-profits are different from other colleges when it comes to lobbying, don’t be naïve, blogs Andrew Kelly of the American Enterprise Institute, writing for The Atlantic

After a two-month hiatus from full-time operations, the Boys and Girls Club of Westmoreland, Oregon, re-opened this week with a much more disciplined approach to spending, reports Crystal Price of KVAL News.

Philanthropic investments in out-of-school time are driving more girls into science, technology and math pursuits, reports Nora Fleming of Ed Week.

Juvenile Justice

Circulating rumors may be at the center of the stabbing of a 15-year-old California girl, reports Diana Moskovitz and Daniel Chang of the Miami Herald.

After more than a year of state supervision, the scandal-plagued Luzerne County juvenile court has been returned to county control, reports Dave Janoski of the Citizens Voice.