Top Headlines: Archives 2014 & Earlier

Top Headlines for 9/22

Child Welfare

Florida child welfare director David Wilkins, who plans to ask his legislature for more money to retool the system, took some hard questions from lawmakers at a hearing on Tuesday, reports Margie Menzel of The News Service of Florida.

Education/Jobs

The federal financing structure for the educational opportunities offered to veterans gives for-profit colleges  “an incentive to see service members as nothing more than dollar signs in uniform,” opines Hollister Petraeus in the New York Times. Petraeus is  the assistant director for service member affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and wife of C.I.A. Director David Petraeus.

As Congress meanders toward funding agreements for fiscal 2012, justice advocate and Harvard professor Charles Ogletree writes in defense of YouthBuild on the website of the Washington Informer. “Without YouthBuild, and programs like it,” writes Ogletree, “we have more crime, more joblessness, more welfare, more fractured families, more substance abuse, more violence, more despair, more hopelessness, and more alienation.”

Goodwill has been an employment lifeline in to young adults in Nebraska during the economic downturn, reports Erin Golden of the Omaha World-Herald.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott pulled a power move and placed workforce development center in the middle of the state on probation until it removes its executive leadership, reports Kenrick Ward of Sunshine State News. The governor’s move is based on his belief that the center has misused millions under its current leadership.

LeBron James took a lot of “heat” last year for announcing his decision to leave Cleveland during primetime on ESPN, but advertising for the show did benefit a number of Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. This week, the national office recognized him as this year’s Champion of Youth, reports the Associated Press.

Juvenile Justice

Sara Burnett of the Denver Post reports on a Justice Department audit that found absurd expenditures at various conferences, including $5 sodas and $47 lunches at an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention conference in Denver in 2007.

Clay Duda of the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange spends a day on the street with Clayton County (Ga.)  juvenile probation officer Ronaldi Rollins.

Comments

Youth Today is the only independent, internationally distributed digital media publication that is read by thousands of professionals in the youth service field.

Youth Today adheres to high-quality journalistic standards, providing readers with professional news coverage dedicated to examining a wide spectrum of complex issues in the youth services industry from legislation to community-based youth work.

EDITORIAL INDEPENDENCE

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue.

DONORS & DONOR TRANSPARENCY

We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization. Donors may be quoted, mentioned or featured in our stories. Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions…(read more)

Archives

Categories

Recent Comments

Kennesaw State University Mountain Logo & Ceneter for Sustainable Journalism Logo
LOGO Institute for Nonprofit News 3 turquoise boxes stacked in "J" shape

Copyright © 2018 Youth Today and MVP Themes --- Published by Center for Sustainable Journalism,
Kennesaw State University, 1200 Chastain Blvd. Suite 310, Kennesaw GA 30144

To Top