User: flenvcenter Topic: Human Rights and Indigenous Rights-National
Category: Youth and Children
Last updated: Jan 27 2020 21:19 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Lamar woman saved from child neglect now works with her rescuer at Colorado child abuse hotline 27.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Kayla Saldana was once a neglected toddler, rescued from a filthy home by a Lamar police officer dispatched to check on her. Now, Saldana and the former officer who helped her are among 25 Lamar employees looking out for Colorado children as they field hundreds of thousands of calls from the statewide child abuse and neglect hotline.
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Op-Ed: Good intentions are forcing foster kids into bad places 23.1.2020 LA Times: Commentary

As states de-emphasize and de-fund 'congregate care,' children are landing in shelters, hotels, out-of-state facilities and detention centers.

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The Price of America’s Inability to Track Child Deaths from Abuse and Neglect? Sometimes, More Lives. 22.1.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Experts have long suspected that the United States badly undercounts the number of children who die from abuse and neglect. The voluntary reporting […]
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Immigrant Kids Were Restrained to Chairs With Bags Over Their Heads at a Juvenile Hall in Virginia 22.1.2020 Mother Jones
Antonio was tired of people calling him names. Staff members at the Virginia juvenile hall where he was held would call him pendejo and “onion head,” he said. After fleeing violence in Mexico at age 15 and arriving alone at the US border, he’d been sent to Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center in 2016 and held […]
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Phoenix mother arrested in connection with deaths of her 3 children 22.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
A Phoenix woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her three children, who were found dead inside the family home, authorities said Tuesday.
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Can a baby be abused in the womb? Colorado Supreme Court weighs a nuanced case 20.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Colorado Supreme Court waded into the contentious debate about what protections should be granted to unborn babies this week as it heard an appeal in the case of a man who was convicted of killing his pregnant wife and injuring his wife’s baby.
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Op-Ed: Trump's tax reform is leaving millions of poor children behind 17.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

23 million children are ineligible for the full Child Tax Credit under Trump's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act because their parents earn too little to qualify.

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Is it wrong to volunteer at an orphanage? 14.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
There's a growing global outcry over what critics call ''orphanage tourism." But some charities are proponents of volunteering in orphanages.
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To this man, Islamic State's ideology 'just made sense.' Now, he rejects extremism 12.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

A young man arrested in a terrorism plot inspired by Islamic State visited his former jailers to thank them for steering him down a better path.

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How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out 10.1.2020 Mother Jones
This article was produced in partnership with The Connecticut Mirror, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. On a sweltering Saturday afternoon last June, Crystal Carter took a deep […]
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Remembering Courtney Everts Mykytyn, Who Urged White Parents to Integrate Schools—With Respect 10.1.2020 Mother Jones
“Drawing Lessons From Her Own Missteps, Activist Courtney Everts Mykytyn Urged White Parents to Integrate Schools With Respect” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters The first time I ever spoke with Courtney Everts Mykytyn, she was distracted. I’d called her one afternoon in […]
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Opinion: The immigration crisis and the racism driving it have roots in Hitler's 'bible' 7.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The worldwide immigration crisis — and the racism apparently driving it — can be traced to a century-old book, 'The Passing of the Great Race.'

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A 41-year-old law designed to protect Native American families is under attack. Here’s what that means for Colorado’s tribes. 5.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A legal battle over the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act is brewing in federal courts, and Coloradans are joining the fight in support of Native Americans.
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How 16 initiatives are changing urban agriculture through tech and innovation 2.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
From high-tech indoor farms in France and Singapore to mobile apps connecting urban growers and eaters in India and the United States, here are more than a dozen initiatives using tech, entrepreneurship, and social innovation to change urban agriculture.
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'Somebody's on my side': Three men who escaped poverty help others find a way out 29.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In Albany, N.Y., three men use their own experiences to set teens on the right path. Efforts by individuals can sometimes have an outsized impact in the fight against poverty.
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'Feeling like we belong': U.S. adoptees return to South Korea to trace their roots 28.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
South Korea was once the largest source of children for international adoptions. Now some adoptees are building ties with birth family members. Critics say South Korean adoption laws need improvement.
Why do U.S. schoolchildren underperform academically compared to students in other countries? 27.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Every time the results of the international PISA test are divulged, the United States gets another opportunity to whip itself for students' lackluster showing. But the real problem may not be with how we teach, but with our high rates of child poverty.

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Opinion: What it will take to better serve homeless children in Los Angeles schools 24.12.2019 LA Times: Commentary

More than 17,000 students in L.A. schools are experiencing homelessness. They need basic services beyond instruction.

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Colorado Springs man’s alleged Oregon truck stop stabbing investigated as hate crime 24.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Authorities are investigating a stabbing in an eastern Oregon truck stop as a possible hate crime.
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In nearly every U.S. metro area, new data show opportunity lags for kids of color 20.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
NPR got an early look at data showing vastly different opportunities for children of different races across the United States living just neighborhoods apart. Albany, N.Y., has some of the greatest inequities.
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