Sunday, September 17, 2006

This Week's News: Youth in Transition


More Schools Falling Short
The Boston Globe
13 September 2006
More of the state's public schools are failing to measure up under federal standards, and the number of schools receiving the worst designation has nearly doubled since last year, according to a preliminary report released yesterday.

Harvard Ends Early Admission
New York Times
12 September 2006
University officials argued that early admissions programs put low-income and minority applicants at a distinct disadvantage.

Is Early Admission Unfair? Harvard’s decision to scrap the practice this week has sparked a debate about how colleges should pick students
The Christian Science Monitor
14 September 2006
When Jamie Dusseault applies to college this fall, she'll try what an increasing number of informed students do to better their chances at select institutions: Apply early.

Teacher leaves schools $1.3 million
The Flint Journal
09 September 2006
In her 29 years as a teacher and counselor at Davison High School, Edna Diehl came across as serious, sometimes even strict, to her students. But it was clear to everyone that she cared deeply and wanted them to succeed in life.

States score low marks in higher ed
07 September 2006A new report flunks 43 states for their efforts to make college affordable and urges states to do more if tomorrow’s students are to successfully compete on a global scale.

Juvenile Justice

Chartering a Course Past Gang Life (editorial)
Los Angeles Times
11 September 2006
The gray vinyl-covered twin beds are similar to the ones that furnish jail cells. But the four young men who just moved into Suite 308 of this Cal State Northridge dormitory couldn't be more aware that their new accommodations mark a milestone on a divergent path.

Federal Report Finds Significant Improvement at Juvenile Hall
The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
12 September 2006
Treatment of young offenders in the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall has improved significantly since 2003, when allegations of abuse and excessive force prompted a federal investigation.

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