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What Rights Does a Disabled Child Have in School? Over a period of more than four decades, the national government has moved deeper and deeper into the realm of education for disabled children, but it still is not clear what the ultimate goal is supposed to be.  Federal funds now are provided to promote an […]

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Teachers, SROs Must Learn to Manage Students Without Using Justice System The reasons why schools have SROs vary, ranging from attempting to keep students safe from intruders, to taking a proactive measure to reduce crime in schools, to trying to promote a more orderly school environment, to fostering more trust among police, youth and communities. […]

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Poor Children Need a New Brown v. Board of Education, The Wall Street Journal  The California Supreme Court announced Aug. 22 that it would not hear Vergara v. California, a landmark case fighting for the educational rights of public-school students. In Vergara, nine students challenged teacher-tenure and dismissal laws that make it nearly impossible for school […]

International Youth Day 2016

August 12th is International Youth Day! Check out the following statement from the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights: International Youth Day 2016: #YouthVoicesMatter! Uphold Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights! This International Youth Day, the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) and the Latin American Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) join advocates […]

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Obama administration accused of trying to dictate education policy to states — again, by Valerie Strauss August 9 “The U.S. Education Department solicited public comment on draft regulationsit has created for states to implement the school “accountability” and data reporting provisions of the new Every Student Succeeds Act […] When Education Secretary John B. King Jr. […]

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Gov. McCrory signs ‘Jessica’s Law’ to better protect children, CBS North Carolina North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed a bill Thursday that he says will better protect children from sex offenders. Supreme Court upholds law punishing child sex offenders retroactively, The Globe and Mail The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a law that punishes […]

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Missouri governor signs law meant to fight child abuse and neglect, Missourinet  The Governor has signed legislation that an advocate says will help fight the abuse and neglect of young children in Missouri. House Bill 1877 requires that people be listed on the Child Abuse and Neglect registry for more crimes: rape; sodomy; promoting prostitution […]

DACA Empowers

In 2012, President Obama passed an executive action, which deferred the deportation of young immigrants and allows them to get access to work permits. This is known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Work permits and other benefits, given to these children, however, are only the immediate manifestation of the program. Young adults and […]

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CLASP Releases New Report Highlighting Opportunities to Better Serve Low-Income Mothers with Depression June 8, 2016 Improving the identification and treatment of maternal depression among low-income women, particularly mothers of young children, would be an extraordinary public health success — because untreated maternal depression can interfere with a parent’s capacity to help a child develop, place children’s […]