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Child Welfare

Children who age out of Nebraska's foster care system could qualify for medical benefits, financial aid for school and caseworker help until they turn 21, under a measure in the Legislature, reports Grant Schulte of the Associated Press.

Writing in the York Dispatch, a member of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s bipartisan task force on child protection says the state’s numbers on initiated and substantiated abuse cases is deceivingly low.

The editorial board of the Orlando Sentinel slams the Florida House bill that would cut off 22- and 23-year-olds from the Road to Independence program for aging-out foster youth.

Education/Jobs

President Obama and Republican front-runner Mitt Romney are sharply divided over one of the most controversial issues in higher education today — the growth of for-profit colleges, reports Ben Wolfgang of the Washington Times.

In total, 14 former members of Congress were hired by the industry to fight regulations that would have cut federal aid to for-profit school at which students fared poorly, reports Chris Kirkham of the Huffington Post.

Juvenile Justice

Brian Freskos of the Star News Online describes the Adam Walsh Act as a “clash suffused with federalist undertones.