Federal Spending Deal Could Swap Youth Employment Funds for Disaster Assistance
House appropriators want to supply financial assistance for people who are out of work in the many areas of America affected by natural disasters this year. Chief among them, of course: parts of Texas and Florida, and all of Puerto Rico.
Dorothy Stoneman, Founder of YouthBuild, Will Retire in 2017
Dorothy Stoneman, who founded the first YouthBuild site nearly 40 years ago and grew it into a national, federally funded staple of the youth services community, announced that she will retire next January.
The Invisible Achievement Gap, Part 2: How the Foster Care Experiences of California Public School Students Are Associated with Their Education Outcomes
The performance of foster youth in school may suffer depending on where they are placed and the length of their placement, according to a new report from the California Child Welfare Indicators Project and the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd.
The School Discipline Consensus Report: Strategies from the Field to Keep Students Engaged in School and Out of the Juvenile Justice System
Changing a severe “zero tolerance” policy in schools that has resulted in a barrage of suspensions and expulsions could lead to better educational outcomes, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Council of State Governments Justice Center.
The Forgotten Mothers of Mother’s Day
Last Sunday, there was a group of mothers who weren’t treated to a fancy brunch buffet, or even breakfast in bed. Instead, they struggled to care for their children, against all odds.