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Juvenile Justice
The U.S. Department of Labor yesterday announced the availability of approximately $26 million in grants to improve the long-term labor market prospects of youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

SOUTH CAROLINA -- Good things are happening in the state of South Carolina when it comes to juvenile detention numbers. They're going down. A fact that makes the Department of Juvenile Justice very happy.


Education

TEXAS -- The state's top education official said Tuesday he plans to order Texas to begin rating schools based on letter grades A through F starting next year.

CALIFORNIA -- A campaign to support President Barack Obama’s universal preschool initiative was launched in Sacramento on Tuesday by early childhood education advocates.


Mental Health

Year after appeal to Obama, young man with autism pursues new education options.

In a move that could bring major breakthroughs in the understanding of autism and other neurological disorders, the president unveiled plans for a decades-long project to map the human brain.


MISC

The Department of Public Welfare has shut down a northeastern Pennsylvania day care after reports that a child was duct-taped and otherwise mistreated.

National Youth Pride Services app brings role models to Black LGBT youth.