Top Headlines: Archives 2014 & Earlier

Top Headlines for 11/11

Child Welfare

The Penn State scandal has brought attention to the question of who should be considered “mandated reporters” of child abuse, and what that means, reports John Keilman of the Chicago Tribune.

Heather Catallo of Michigan’s WXYZ reports on some child welfare cases where “agencies may be putting profits ahead of policy – and this can cut kids off from family forever.”

Passenger vans with a well-documented reputation for deadly roll-over accidents are still in use by Wisconsin child care providers, reports Steve Chamraz of


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie paved the way for a lot more charter schools in struggling districts, reports Chris Megerian of A new law signed by the governor enables private schools in struggling districts to reestablish themselves as charter schools.

Michigan students were not wowed by the views on student loan debt expressed by Republican presidential hopefuls during this week’s debate in their state, reports Matt Sledge of the Huffington Post.

The Indiana attorney general thinks school bus fees are unconstitutional, reports Vic Ryckaert ofr the Indianapolis Star. Franklin Township has outsourced busing to a nonprofit that wants to charge parents between $40 and $50 per child.

Juvenile Justice

From Lisa Donovan of the Cook County Reporter: The longstanding feud between Cook County (Chicago) Commissioner William Beavers and Earl Dunlap, the leader of the county’s juvenile detention center was back in the public eye again this week, as the two verbally jousted over their favorite subject: Dunlap’s attire.  In reality, the beef is about a much bigger issue, the frosty relationship between the police and the detention center.


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