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Top Headlines 2/21

Mental Health

A report compiled by an advisory committee to the National Science Foundation (NSF) details three major risk factors associated with mass shootings—exposure to violent media, mental health, and access to guns.

 Bill would require insurance to cover children with autism.

Neb. lawmakers may drop term ‘mental retardation.’


Parents in California develop effective model for education reform.

Ernst & Young, among many other top business leaders, proclaim their support for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for education.

STEM-deficient education holds back nation’s economy.

The Global Search for Education: Social Learning

A new report says America’s unequal education system disadvantages poor and minority students. 



Juvenile Justice

On Tuesday, Denver Public Schools and local and county police departments inked a five-year agreement specifically designed to limit student interaction with the juvenile justice system.

NASHVILLE — The Shield of Care-––a juvenile-justice suicide-prevention gatekeeper program-––was recently accepted to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Best Practice Registry

Child Welfare

Mass. Department of Education aims to make schools safe and affirming for transgender students.

More than 140 leaders from higher education, government, business and nonprofits joined Fedcap on Wednesday to explore how to build college and careers into the lives of youth transitioning from child welfare and juvenile justice systems.


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