Monday, February 20, 2006

This Week's News: 20 Feb 2006


High School Graduation Rates Unacceptably Low, State Says
Saturday, February 18, 2006 4:52:00 PM
All news from "New York Times" High School Graduation Rates Unacceptably Low, State Says

Stopping more dropouts
Fort Wayne News Sentinel, IN - Feb 15, 2006
... offering alternatives, if those administrators can track down casual drop-outs. ... a head start on college or vocational school while finishing high school. ...

Poll: Most back tough high school curriculum
Lansing State Journal, MI - Feb 13, 2006
... not only support the state's push for tougher high school graduation requirements ... consequences of stronger rules - added costs, more drop-outs - are worth ...

Foster Care

'A role for all of us'
Times-Standard, CA - Feb 19, 2006
... Allan Bard is a former foster youth trying to educate the public about what it's like. ... He said he's unusual among foster youth in that he has a family. ...

Foster teens create center to help transition to adulthood
San Jose Mercury News, USA - Feb 18, 2006
... The possibilities are frightening. National surveys indicate up to one-fourth of foster youth who leave care at age 18 are homeless within a year. ...

Out of the foster-care lifeboat
San Francisco Chronicle, USA – Feb 14, 2006
... The committee is holding the second in a series of hearings Wednesday; it will target new approaches to assisting relatives who provide care for foster youth.

Helping foster kids navigate adulthood
Seattle Times, United States - Feb 13, 2006
They can pass the Foster Youth Achievement Act, which would authorize a continuation of foster care and some support services for young people who have reached ...

Juvenile Justice

Team Evaluating Juvenile Justice Center
WISH, IN - Feb 14, 2006
A team of national juvenile justice experts is evaluating the Marion County Juvenile Justice Detention Center this week. The four ...

Officials want separate budget for Juvenile Justice Division
Nashville City Paper, TN - 7 hours ago
In their attempt to strengthen Tennessee’s juvenile justice system, legislators and juvenile judges are discussing the possibility to create a separate ...

An advocate for juvenile justice
Bay News 9 - Saturday, February 18, 2006
People across the state are talking about a videotape showing guards at a Panama City juvenile detention boot camp restraining a 14-year-old just prior to his death.

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