Top Headlines: Archives 2014 & Earlier

Top Headlines 3/21

Child Welfare

JoAnne Young of the Lincoln Journal Star reports that a number of group homes for foster youth might have to close following a request to Nebraska by the federal government.


The Georgia Supreme Court will soon decide whether the state legislature, through a politically-appointed commission, has the constitutional right to approve charter schools, repots D. Aileen Dodd of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The case could have national implications, Dodd reports; locally, it may leave thousands of children out of school.

Ben Johnson of Staten Island Live reports on a five-year-old who was suspended from a local kindergarten for six days for a violent outburst in class. Instead of contributing to an article on the merits of the punishment, the school declined to comment.

Curt Slyder of Indiana’s Journal and Courier and Gregory Hall of Kentucky’s Courie Journal report on the confluence of factors making it hard for teens to find jobs. Slyder reports on the rising minimum wage, and Hall hones in on the number of seniors who remain or re-enter the workforce.

Maryland lawmakers will seek to regulate for-profit colleges operating in the state, reports Hayley Peterson of The Examiner.

The federal effort to regulate for-profits with a “gainful employment” rule is just dumb, writes columnist Jarrett Stepman of Human Events.

A school superintendent breaks down how North Carolina calculates dropout rates and graduation rates in the Salisbury Post.

San Diego workforce training leaders don’t expect Congress to eliminate federal job training funding altogether, but they are bracing for a deep cut, reports Dean Calbreath of Sign on San Diego.   .

Juvenile Justice

Teen court is helping Johnson County, Ind.’s juvenile justice system dispense of low-level crimes quickly and effectively, reports NECN.


One of Connecticut’s only advocacy groups for Latino youth will close its doors after years of financial tailspin, reports Keila Torres Ocasio of the Connecticut Post.


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