Sunday, February 05, 2006

This Week's News: 5 Feb 2006


Lumina Foundation For Education Awards $81.5 Million in Grants in ...
Inside Indiana Business - Feb 2, 2006
... Breaking the Cycle is an initiative to help former foster youth prepare for and transition to college. The following organization ...

Even Start, adult ed. key to success
Hampton Union, NH - Feb 3, 2006
... in which it just might not be possible for a student to remain in high school. ... is a good thing, but it must be understood that it will not eliminate drop outs.

Additional News
Failing Students Spell Profit for Some Schools (Los Angeles Times) 3 hours ago
Jefferson County gets $400,000 grant (The Natchez Democrat) 2 days ago

Foster Care

Locals to attend Foster Youth Day in Atlanta
Houston Home Journal, GA - Feb 1, 2006
“CASA and Foster Youth Day at the Capitol” will take place on Thursday at the State Capitol in Atlanta. About 12 child advocates ...

Hear the foster youth
San Francisco Chronicle, USA - Jan 31, 2006
At a noon rally held by California Youth Connection, a nonprofit advocacy organization, more than 150 current and former foster youth gathered to tell their ...

Additional News
Meetings Will Explain Educational Voucher For Michigan Foster Children (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance) 2 days ago
Group home reform proposed (Baltimore Sun) 2 hours ago
Process tries to help families (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette) 5 hours ago
Key role in national youth mental health initiative (University of Melbourne University News) 2 days ago

Juvenile Justice

Bill would allow veil of secrecy for juvenile jails
Louisville Courier-Journal, KY – Feb 5, 2006
By Deborah Yetter. FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Juvenile justice officials are pushing a bill that would give them broad power to keep records secret at the state's 12 ...

State to get juvenile justice grants
Chicago Tribune, United States - Feb 2, 2006
Illinois will receive as much as $7.5 million in grants to enact reform throughout a juvenile justice system, including providing services such as education ...

Mentors transform lives in state youth prisons
San Mateo County Times, CA - Jan 29, 2006
... Scales' trajectory from being a foster youth to the prison system is, unfortunately, too common a story, juvenile justice experts say. ...

Additional News
Truancy is major problem (Gilmer Mirror) 15 hours ago

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