Sunday, January 15, 2006

This Week's News: 15 Jan 2006

Foster Care

New bridges to life after foster care
The Christian Science Monitor - Jan 08 1:46 PM
Foster kids who have 'aged out' of state custody are getting new help buying cars and homes.

Promising Trends in Kids Count Michigan
Detroit Now - Jan 11 6:37 AM
A new study set for release Wednesday shows big drops in teen arrests and those leaving high school before they graduate. But there is some concern over what the future of this trend holds.

Westgate Foundation Partners with City of Life to Provide Jobs, Housing to Former Foster Kids
[Press Release] PR Web - Jan 06 12:30 AM
Young adults who “age out” of state-supported foster care get a helping hand from the Westgate Resorts Foundation, founded by timeshare industry pioneer David Siegel. The Foundation will provide jobs, housing and access to educational opportunities for up to a dozen young people from central Florida with an eye toward expanding the program in 2006. [PRWEB Jan 6, 2006]


Education Quandary: Curbing Dropouts
Kansas City InfoZine - Jan 12 5:59 AM
By Kavan Peterson - When Leon Pumphrey became a father at age 16, he thought dropping out of high school in Baltimore to support his child was the responsible thing to do.

College or Bust
Rocky Mountain Bullhorn - Jan 13 3:08 PM
Big-league universities are striving toward racial diversity. But what about economic diversity? Michael de Yoanna investigates why low-income kids in Colorado aren’t getting into choice colleges.

My Vocational Ed Problem
Washington Post - Jan 10 9:50 AM
As many of you have learned, some with surprise and some with dismay, I often respond to emails from readers of this column. Most of you, it turns out, are smarter than I am. The back and forth messages can go on for some time as I try to drain you of every last drop of useful information and...

High school dropouts are hard on city
Indianapolis Business Journal - Jan 07 6:13 AM
Comment here on this week's related columns. Indiana has made significant progress in establishing some of the most demanding standards for primary and secondary students.

Juvenile Justice

Justice is about making connections
Estes Park Trail Gazette - Jan 13 7:58 AM
Restorative justice is about more than making amends. It’s also about making connections. “Offenders need to feel a bond to the community. Otherwise no face is put on the victim,” said Amanda Nagl, executive director of the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership.

Teen faces long wait behind bars
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Jan 15 12:25 AM
Seventeen-year-old Juan Rosales is one of thousands of juveniles who will pass through the doors of the Allen County Juvenile Center this

Fla. Lawmaker Decries Juvenile Boot Camps
AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 11 7:17 AM
A Florida legislator wants the state to close its military-style boot camps for juvenile delinquents after a 14-year-old boy died just hours after entering one of the facilities.

Officials voice concern over new juvenile offender rules
News Leader - Jan 12 3:04 AM
Local educators say they want to know more about new regulations adopted Wednesday by the state Board of Education concerning juvenile offenders returning to public schools.

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