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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, How does Domestic Violence Affect Children? “Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that one person in a relationship uses to control the other. The behavior may be verbally, emotionally, physically, financially, or sexually abusive. You as a parent may have left an abusive relationship or you may still […]

A Promise to Our Children

President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation for National Youth Justice Awareness Month on Friday. The statement recognizes several areas within our criminal justice system that are in need of reform with respect to children suspects. Simultaneously, it avows the government’s commitment to our youth. President Obama stated: The essential promise that we make to […]

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Presidential Proclamation—National Youth Justice Awareness Month, 2016 The essential promise that we make to our young people — that where they start must not determine how far they can go — is part of what makes America exceptional. It is our shared responsibility to ensure all children are given a fair shot at life, including […]

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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 […]