Saturday, April 29, 2006

This Week's News: 29 April 2006

Foster Care

The unwanted
Las Vegas City Life, NV – April 27, 2006
... If you're interested in becoming a foster parent with Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth, contact Mike Fletcher at 385-5331 or ...

The essence of real reform
San Francisco Chronicle, CA - April 27, 2006
Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, introduced two bills that would keep foster youth connected with their siblings and provide them with more resources to ...

Walking the walk, CA - April 25, 2006
It is comforting to know that Solano County does more than merely talk the talk when it comes to helping vulnerable children. Here, we also walk the walk. ...

SAFY to kick off National Foster Care Month
Delphos Herald, OH - April 26, 2006
Specialized Alternatives for Families & Youth of America (SAFY) will host a special blue ribbon event to kick off National Foster Care Month at 10 am May 1. ...


Challenge Academy
WEAU-TV 13, WI - April 27, 2006
There are 84,000 kids in Wisconsin who are known as habitual truants or drop-outs. ... He was expelled from Chippewa Falls High School his sophomore year after he ...

The Silent Epidemic
NewsByUs, ID - April 27, 2006
... High school dropouts need options, not opt-outs ... as a major factor in their decision to leave school. ... refute the common assumption that students drop out because ...

High School Dropouts Gain Opportunity to Earn Diploma and College Degree
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance - April 26, 2006
Starting this fall, Community College of Philadelphia will become one of a handful of sites nationally to host a program that allows high school dropouts to work toward a diploma and an associate's college degree or certificate simultaneously.

Pilot Electronic Education Projects Debut Here
The Houston Chronicle, TX - April 25, 2006
Students at the new Texas Virtual Academy -- hosted by a Houston charter academy -- must spend 30 hours a week on lessons, but are required to show up in person only to take the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test. The Southwest School boasts the first of five electronic course pilots launched by state lawmakers in 2003.

Juvenile Justice

On-Time Graduation Down, Juvenile Crime Up
WTOC, GA - April 27, 2006
... "It really indicates we don't have the resources needed or the competency that's needed," said Lorr Elias with the Department of Juvenile Justice. ...

State to close final 4 boot camps
Orlando Sentinel, FL - April 27, 2006
... Gus Barreiro, a Miami Beach Republican and chairman of the House Juvenile Justice Appropriations Committee. "There has never been an increase like that.". ...

Juvenile Justice
Sun-Sentinel, FL - April 24, 2006
ISSUE: Gov. Jeb Bush has a private meeting with the parents of Martin Lee Anderson. Gov. Jeb Bush met with the family of Martin ...

CPA: Events: 2006 Juvenile Justice Conference
Juvenile Justice Reform News - April 24, 2006
Continuing in that tradition, CPA will host a strategic legislative conference that brings together legislators interested in leading proactive, bi-partisan juvenile justice reform with policy experts ...

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