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California

Substitute Teacher Shortage Hits California’s Low-income Students Harder

5/16/2022

Substitute Teacher Shortage Hits California’s Low-income Students Harder

With substitute teachers in California in scarce supply and school officials worried about future staffing, one lawmaker is proposing solutions.

Community colleges need to stop pushing remedial-class enrollments

5/10/2022

Community Colleges Need to Stop Pushing Remedial-class Enrollments

A California bill removes the requirement in community colleges of students to repeat math and English classes they passed in high school.

Food Insecurity Among Former Foster Youth in College

5/5/2022

Food Insecurity Among Former Foster Youth in College

Students who experience food insecurity are learning to be unashamed in taking advantage of resources for sheer survival, writes Sky Lea Ross. 

Will California sidestep federal “work first” welfare rules?

5/4/2022

Will California Sidestep Federal “Work First” Welfare Rules?

California is trying to make its cash assistance program more flexible for low-income parents. Advocates say a federal rule is hindering that.

Staff Abuse Children and Incite Violence at ‘Deplorable’ Tennessee Detention Center, Report Finds

5/3/2022

Staff Abuse Children and Incite Violence at ‘Deplorable’ Tennessee Detention Center, Report Finds

Teenagers at a Tennessee detention facility have been sexually abused, locked in isolation cells for 23 hours a day and set up by staff to fight each other, two prominent advocacy groups have found.

Transitioning from Care to Independence

4/29/2022

Transitioning from Care to Independence

The problem isn’t that we cannot be free after foster care. The problem is that we don’t know how to be free, writes Atorrie Burrell.

Advocates say California should send $2,000 per child to poorest families

4/19/2022

Advocates Say California Should Send $2,000 Per Child to Poorest Families

Anti-poverty organizations are calling for California to target some of its projected surplus to families making up to $30,000 a year.

4/18/2022

In California, First-Ever Task Force Envisions Reparations for Black Residents

California has embarked on the historic task of defining and distributing reparations to Black residents, an effort that has implications for the state's child welfare and youth justice systems.

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Federal Judge: US Violated Rights of Immigrant Children in Custody

4/11/2022

Federal Judge Says Immigrant Children in Custody Get Due Process

A judge ruled that the Office of Refugee Resettlement must set and abide by clear standards when deciding to detain an immigrant child in a jail-like setting, and must offer an appeals process.