Category Archives: News

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

With Offence-Appropriate Penalties, State’s Juvenile Justice System on the Right Track, Adelaide Now In South Australia, children and youths under 18 who are charged with criminal offences are dealt with under the Young Offenders Act. Australia is a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which requires that the best interests of […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

New Initiative Seeks to Keep Juveniles Out of Trouble by Keeping Them Out of Jail, The Inquirer WITH THE NUMBER of juveniles arrested in Philadelphia dropping to its lowest point since 2007, the city and youth advocates are working to ensure that children who commit minor offenses are helped back on the right path. Philadelphia […]

Education in Election 2012: K-12 Education

This post is part of this week’s “Education in Election 2012” series, exploring the differences between the parties and presidential candidates on education policy. In our final post in this series, and with Election Day right around the corner, we’ll take a look at where the candidates stand–in their own words–on K-12 education. How do […]

Education in Election 2012: Higher Education

This post is part of this week’s “Education in Election 2012” series, exploring the differences between the parties and presidential candidates on education policy. Today, we’ll take a look at where the presidential campaigns and parties stand–in their own words–on how to improve college costs and accessibility: President Barack Obama: Set a goal to cut […]

Education in Election 2012: Serving Students with Disabilities

This post is part of this week’s “Education in Election 2012” series, exploring the differences between the parties and presidential candidates on education policy. Today, we’ll take a quick look at what the political parties and presidential candidates have done and what they plan on doing to better serve students with physical, intellectual and/or developmental […]

Education in Election 2012: An Overview

This post is part of this week’s “Education in Election 2012” series, exploring the differences between the parties and presidential candidates on education policy. President Obama and Governor Romney recognize the special emphasis many voters place on education. Parents seek a hopeful future that is abound with opportunities for their kids, not to mention the […]

Education in Election 2012: Where Do the Candidates and Parties Stand?

Every election year, polls show education ranks high on the list of issues Americans care most about when deciding how to cast their ballots. 2012 is no exception. President Obama and Governor Romney have outlined their education plans for the next four years on their websites, in their stump speeches, and interestingly, in the foreign […]

Thursday’s Children & the Law News Roundup

Feds:  Mississippi Officials Violate Juveniles’ Rights, The Washington Times The Justice Department has targeted Mississippi in a federal lawsuit alleging that the due process rights of children “repeatedly and routinely” are violated when arrested for minor offenses, accusing officials of operating a “school to prison pipeline” that singles out blacks and juveniles with disabilities. The […]

Monday’s Children & the Law News Roundup

No Guidelines to Prevent Child Abuse in Delhi, The Times of India Despite a spate of child abuse cases, the capital doesn’t have any guidelines to prevent sexual abuse of children in schools and educational institutions, claimed a Public Interest Legislation in the Delhi high court earlier this week. The legislation was filed by HAQ […]