'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service Newscasts https://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php Public News Service The Public News Service provides reporting on a wide range of social, community, and environmental issues for mainstream and alternative media. Public News Service info@publicnewsservice.org no Estudio de Largo Alcance Considera la Salud para “Todos Nosotros” Wed, 26 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-26/disabilities/estudio-de-largo-alcance-considera-la-salud-para-todos-nosotros/a66919-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-26/disabilities/estudio-de-largo-alcance-considera-la-salud-para-todos-nosotros/a66919-1 (Read More)]]> Community Issues and Volunteering Disabilities Early Childhood Education Education Family/Father Issues Health Youth House Bills Would Give Millions a Path to Citizenship Fri, 24 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-24/immigrant/house-bills-would-give-millions-a-path-to-citizenship/a66597-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-05-24/immigrant/house-bills-would-give-millions-a-path-to-citizenship/a66597-1 The Dream Act and American Promise Act, extending permanent protection to millions of immigrants whose legal status is threatened, are on their way to the full U.S. House for a vote. The bills, passed by the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, would extend permanent protection for young adults known as "Dreamers," who arrived here as children, and to those who were eligible for Temporary Protected Status or Deferred Enforced Departure as of January 2017. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Human Rights/Racial Justice Immigrant Youth Minority Youths Bearing Biggest Impact of HIV Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-11/hiv-aids-prevention/minority-youths-bearing-biggest-impact-of-hiv/a66135-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-11/hiv-aids-prevention/minority-youths-bearing-biggest-impact-of-hiv/a66135-1 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program were from racial or ethnic minority groups, and more than 70% lived at or below poverty level. But according to Dr. ...(Read More)]]> Health HIV/AIDS Prevention LGBTQIA Issues Youth Putting Family First in NY Foster Care Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-05/childrens-issues/putting-family-first-in-ny-foster-care/a66062-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-04-05/childrens-issues/putting-family-first-in-ny-foster-care/a66062-1 Annie E Casey Foundation found that from 2007 to 2017, placements of children and youth with relatives or in family settings rose to 86%, an increase of five percentage points. According to Lisa Ghartey-Ogundimu, deputy commissioner for Child Welfare and Community Services with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, the number of children in foster care in New York has dropped significantly, and the vast majority are placed in families. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Family/Father Issues Poverty Youth Neoyorkinos con discapacidades urgen la aprobación de la Ley de Víctimas Infantiles Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-26/disabilities/neoyorkinos-con-discapacidades-urgen-la-aprobacion-de-la-ley-de-victimas-infantiles/a65048-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-26/disabilities/neoyorkinos-con-discapacidades-urgen-la-aprobacion-de-la-ley-de-victimas-infantiles/a65048-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Civic Engagement Civil Rights Criminal Justice Disabilities Family/Father Issues Health Human Rights/Racial Justice Social Justice Youth NYers with Disabilities Urge Passage of Child Victims Act Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-26/disabilities/nyers-with-disabilities-urge-passage-of-child-victims-act/a65038-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-26/disabilities/nyers-with-disabilities-urge-passage-of-child-victims-act/a65038-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Criminal Justice Disabilities Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Mental Health Youth NY Kids’ Insured Rate Stalls, Reversing Longtime Trend Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-11-29/childrens-issues/ny-kids-insured-rate-stalls-reversing-longtime-trend/a64765-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-11-29/childrens-issues/ny-kids-insured-rate-stalls-reversing-longtime-trend/a64765-1 Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The research found no state made progress to get more children insured between 2016 and 2017, including New York. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Consumer Health Poverty Youth Helping NY Teens Transition Out of Foster Care Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-11-14/youth-issues/helping-ny-teens-transition-out-of-foster-care/a64643-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-11-14/youth-issues/helping-ny-teens-transition-out-of-foster-care/a64643-1 50-state report from the Annie E. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Education Family/Father Issues Housing/Homelessness Youth Disparities in Public College Funding Fueling Racial Divide Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-11-13/education/disparities-in-public-college-funding-fueling-racial-divide/a64604-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-11-13/education/disparities-in-public-college-funding-fueling-racial-divide/a64604-1 from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, found that all 41 states that have selective public colleges fund them at higher rates per student than their open enrollment colleges. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Civil Rights Education Human Rights/Racial Justice Social Justice Youth Advocates Say Census Undercount Would Impact Well-Being of NY Children Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-06-27/childrens-issues/advocates-say-census-undercount-would-impact-well-being-of-ny-children/a63076-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-06-27/childrens-issues/advocates-say-census-undercount-would-impact-well-being-of-ny-children/a63076-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Census Children's Early Childhood Education Education Health Poverty Youth Teachers Cite Testing Trauma in Call for Legislation Tue, 15 May 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-05-15/education/teachers-cite-testing-trauma-in-call-for-legislation/a62530-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-05-15/education/teachers-cite-testing-trauma-in-call-for-legislation/a62530-1 The Tyranny of Testing," a compilation of first-hand accounts of problems students and teachers faced in the most recent round of standardized testing for grades three to eight. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Education Youth Report Recommends New Focus for Juvenile Probation Thu, 10 May 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-05-10/juvenile-justice/report-recommends-new-focus-for-juvenile-probation/a62475-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-05-10/juvenile-justice/report-recommends-new-focus-for-juvenile-probation/a62475-1 the report from the Annie E. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Criminal Justice Juvenile Justice Youth Facing Huge Deficit, Trump Calls for Cut to CHIP Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-05-09/budget-policy-and-priorities/facing-huge-deficit-trump-calls-for-cut-to-chip/a62457-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-05-09/budget-policy-and-priorities/facing-huge-deficit-trump-calls-for-cut-to-chip/a62457-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Consumer Health Poverty Youth Supreme Court to Consider DACA Appeal Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-02-15/immigrant-issues/supreme-court-to-consider-daca-appeal/a61454-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-02-15/immigrant-issues/supreme-court-to-consider-daca-appeal/a61454-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Civil Rights Human Rights/Racial Justice Immigrant Youth Dreamers Tell Albany and Washington: The Time Is Now Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-02-06/immigrant-issues/dreamers-tell-albany-and-washington-the-time-is-now/a61327-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-02-06/immigrant-issues/dreamers-tell-albany-and-washington-the-time-is-now/a61327-1 New York State DREAM Act in the state Assembly. It was the seventh time the bill has passed in the Democratic-controlled House, but it has yet to get through the state Senate, where it faces significant opposition again this year. ...(Read More)]]> Education Immigrant Youth Dreamers Deliver Petitions to Schumer Senate Office Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-12-20/immigrant-issues/dreamers-deliver-petitions-to-schumer-senate-office/a60732-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-12-20/immigrant-issues/dreamers-deliver-petitions-to-schumer-senate-office/a60732-2 (Read More)]]> Civil Rights Education Human Rights/Racial Justice Immigrant Youth Educators Urge $2B Boost in State Funding Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-12-05/education/educators-urge-2b-boost-in-state-funding/a60528-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-12-05/education/educators-urge-2b-boost-in-state-funding/a60528-1 new report says New York State needs to increase education funding by $2 billion next year. The report from the Educational Conference Board says the state will need to spend an additional $1.5 billion for 2018 to 2019 just to maintain the same level of educational services for students. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Education Youth New York Trails Country in Good Jobs Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-13/livable-wages-working-families/new-york-trails-country-in-good-jobs/a60236-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-13/livable-wages-working-families/new-york-trails-country-in-good-jobs/a60236-1 Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, defines good jobs as those that start at $35,000 a year. ...(Read More)]]> Education Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty Youth House Votes to Renew CHIP but Funding Precarious Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-06/health-issues/house-votes-to-renew-chip-but-funding-precarious/a60141-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-06/health-issues/house-votes-to-renew-chip-but-funding-precarious/a60141-1 CHIP. Funding for the program expired Oct. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Consumer Health Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty Youth NY Children of Color, Immigrants Being Left Behind Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-24/childrens-issues/ny-children-of-color-immigrants-being-left-behind/a59994-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-24/childrens-issues/ny-children-of-color-immigrants-being-left-behind/a59994-1 2017 Race for Results" report, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, shows that there continue to be wide achievement gaps between white children and African- American, Latino, and immigrant children. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Early Childhood Education Education Human Rights/Racial Justice Immigrant Poverty Youth Reporte: los latinos tienen más títulos pero se quedan atrás Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-11/education/reporte-los-latinos-tienen-mas-titulos-pero-se-quedan-atras/a59790-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-11/education/reporte-los-latinos-tienen-mas-titulos-pero-se-quedan-atras/a59790-1 (Read More)]]> Education Family/Father Issues Livable Wages/Working Families Youth Termination of DACA Being Challenged in Court Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-09-06/immigrant-issues/termination-of-daca-being-challenged-in-court/a59320-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-09-06/immigrant-issues/termination-of-daca-being-challenged-in-court/a59320-1 federal court. Lawyers from Make the Road New York, the National Immigration Law Center and a clinic at Yale Law School want to amend an existing federal lawsuit. That suit was filed last year on behalf of a 26-year-old undocumented New Yorker who arrived in the United States as a child. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Civil Rights Human Rights/Racial Justice Immigrant Youth NY Teachers Call Latest Test Scores “Meaningless” Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-23/education/ny-teachers-call-latest-test-scores-meaningless/a59115-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-23/education/ny-teachers-call-latest-test-scores-meaningless/a59115-1 latest standardized test scores are out in New York state, but teachers are calling them "virtually meaningless." The scores for third- through eighth-graders improved slightly in both math and English, but still only about 40 percent of students were rated proficient. Carl Korn, chief press officer for New York State United Teachers, said the scores don't count for students - and they shouldn't count for teachers either. "They're based on a broken testing system, they're rooted in the Common Core standards that are no longer being taught," he said, "and they're the foundation of a teacher evaluation system that has been totally discredited." There currently is a moratorium on the use of standardized test scores for evaluating both teachers and students through the end of the 2018-19 school year. "...(Read More)]]> Children's Education Youth Floods Can Put Some NY Schools at Risk Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-03/education/floods-can-put-some-ny-schools-at-risk/a58829-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-03/education/floods-can-put-some-ny-schools-at-risk/a58829-1 The Pew Charitable Trusts did a county-by-county assessment of the flood risk at public schools in all 50 states. Floods don't just affect communities such as New York City that are near coastlines. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Education Environment Water Youth Immigrants' Supporters Reject Trump Visit Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-07-28/immigrant-issues/immigrants-supporters-reject-trump-visit/a58725-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-07-28/immigrant-issues/immigrants-supporters-reject-trump-visit/a58725-2 unity statement in opposition to what they call President Donald Trump's "criminalizing" immigrants. The president is visiting Long Island Friday to discuss measures to eliminate MS-13, a violent gang based in Los Angeles and El Salvador, linked to several murders in the area. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Criminal Justice Gun Violence Prevention Immigrant Youth Protecting Young Immigrants Boosts NY Economy Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-07-07/immigrant-issues/protecting-young-immigrants-boosts-ny-economy/a58424-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-07-07/immigrant-issues/protecting-young-immigrants-boosts-ny-economy/a58424-2 according to a new analysis. About 76,000 immigrants in New York State are protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program. Cyierra Roldan, a policy analyst with the Fiscal Policy Institute, says that protection helps them get drivers licenses and find better jobs - and increases their contributions to the tax base in every state, including New York. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Human Rights/Racial Justice Immigrant Youth Report Shows New York Lagging in Children's Well-Being Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-13/childrens-issues/report-shows-new-york-lagging-in-childrens-well-being/a58115-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-13/childrens-issues/report-shows-new-york-lagging-in-childrens-well-being/a58115-1 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says more children have health insurance, and a record 83 percent of students nationally finished high school on time. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Early Childhood Education Education Health Poverty Youth Report Shows Medicaid Vital for Rural Children Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-08/health-issues/report-shows-medicaid-vital-for-rural-children/a58025-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-08/health-issues/report-shows-medicaid-vital-for-rural-children/a58025-2 Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, found that, nationally, 16 percent of adults and 45 percent of children living outside of metropolitan areas are insured through Medicaid, significant increases since before the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion. Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown center, maintains that's something federal lawmakers need to consider as they contemplate huge proposed cuts to the program. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Consumer Disabilities Family/Father Issues Health Poverty Rural/Farming Youth Report Calls for End to NY School-to-Prison Pipeline Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-19/education/report-calls-for-end-to-ny-school-to-prison-pipeline/a57338-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-19/education/report-calls-for-end-to-ny-school-to-prison-pipeline/a57338-1 a new report by the Center for Popular Democracy and the Urban Youth Collaborative, last year more than 1,200 students were arrested, 92 percent of them black or Latino, and tens of thousands were suspended from school. According to report co-author Kate Terenzi, an Equal Justice Works fellow at the Center for Popular Democracy, that's costing the city almost $400 million a year in direct investment, including stationing more than 5,000 New York Police Department officers and school-safety agents in public schools. ...(Read More)]]> Civil Rights Criminal Justice Education Human Rights/Racial Justice Juvenile Justice Social Justice Youth Report: Mass Incarceration Increases Achievement Gap Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-16/criminal-justice/report-mass-incarceration-increases-achievement-gap/a56890-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-16/criminal-justice/report-mass-incarceration-increases-achievement-gap/a56890-1 recent report. The so-called war on drugs vastly expanded the U.S. prison population. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Criminal Justice Education Family/Father Issues Human Rights/Racial Justice Juvenile Justice Social Justice Youth Students Call for Restoration of Opportunity Program Funds Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-09/education/students-call-for-restoration-of-opportunity-program-funds/a56773-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-09/education/students-call-for-restoration-of-opportunity-program-funds/a56773-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Education Poverty Youth Court Orders NY Jail to Stop Putting Juveniles in Solitary Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-02-24/juvenile-justice/court-orders-ny-jail-to-stop-putting-juveniles-in-solitary/a56572-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-02-24/juvenile-justice/court-orders-ny-jail-to-stop-putting-juveniles-in-solitary/a56572-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Criminal Justice Human Rights/Racial Justice Juvenile Justice Youth Assembly Bill Would Seal Pot-Arrest Records Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-02-16/criminal-justice/assembly-bill-would-seal-pot-arrest-records/a56443-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-02-16/criminal-justice/assembly-bill-would-seal-pot-arrest-records/a56443-1 (Read More)]]> Civil Rights Criminal Justice Human Rights/Racial Justice Juvenile Justice Social Justice Youth Educators Call for Multi-Year Investment in SUNY/CUNY Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-26/education/educators-call-for-multi-year-investment-in-suny-cuny/a56102-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-26/education/educators-call-for-multi-year-investment-in-suny-cuny/a56102-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Consumer Education Youth Recommendations for Teacher Certification Exams Draw Praise Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-11/education/recommendations-for-teacher-certification-exams-draw-praise/a55854-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-11/education/recommendations-for-teacher-certification-exams-draw-praise/a55854-1 (Read More)]]> Education Youth DOJ Supports Lawsuit to End Juvenile Solitary Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-05/juvenile-justice/doj-supports-lawsuit-to-end-juvenile-solitary/a55768-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-05/juvenile-justice/doj-supports-lawsuit-to-end-juvenile-solitary/a55768-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Civil Rights Criminal Justice Juvenile Justice Mental Health Youth Cuomo Unveils Proposal for Free College Tuition Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-04/education/cuomo-unveils-proposal-for-free-college-tuition/a55731-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-01-04/education/cuomo-unveils-proposal-for-free-college-tuition/a55731-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Education Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty Youth Report Urges Removal of Obstacles to Students with Disabilities Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-12-09/education/report-urges-removal-of-obstacles-to-students-with-disabilities/a55321-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-12-09/education/report-urges-removal-of-obstacles-to-students-with-disabilities/a55321-1 a new report. Last year, fewer than 50 percent of students with disabilities in New York state graduated from high school in four years, compared with 83 percent of general-education students. But Sam Streed, policy analyst for Advocates for Children, said his group's new report found graduation rates are much higher from career and technical education (CTE) programs. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Disabilities Education Youth Parole Rare for Juveniles with Long Sentences Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-30/criminal-justice/parole-rare-for-juveniles-with-long-sentences/a55196-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-30/criminal-justice/parole-rare-for-juveniles-with-long-sentences/a55196-1 False Hope," a national report from the ACLU, found that across the country parole boards rarely consider the age at the time of the offense in denying applications for parole. "...(Read More)]]> Criminal Justice Juvenile Justice Youth Supporting Foster Parents Critical to Child Success Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-18/childrens-issues/supporting-foster-parents-critical-to-child-success/a55023-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-18/childrens-issues/supporting-foster-parents-critical-to-child-success/a55023-1 according to a new paper from The Annie E. Casey Foundation. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Family/Father Issues Women's Youth NYC School Suspensions Down, but Disparities Persist Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-01/education/nyc-school-suspensions-down-but-disparities-persist/a54752-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-01/education/nyc-school-suspensions-down-but-disparities-persist/a54752-1 a decline of about 16 perent from last year's total. But according to Dawn Yuster, school justice project director at Advocates for Children of New York, black students still are being suspended at a rate more than three-and-a-half-times greater than white students. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Education Social Justice Youth New York, casi a la cabeza en aseguranza infantil de salud Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-27/childrens-issues/new-york-casi-a-la-cabeza-en-aseguranza-infantil-de-salud/a54699-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-27/childrens-issues/new-york-casi-a-la-cabeza-en-aseguranza-infantil-de-salud/a54699-1 (Read More)]]> Arts & Culture Children's Consumer Family/Father Issues Health Immigrant Poverty Welfare Reform Youth New York a Leader in Closing Youth Prisons Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-24/juvenile-justice/new-york-a-leader-in-closing-youth-prisons/a54615-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-24/juvenile-justice/new-york-a-leader-in-closing-youth-prisons/a54615-1 The Future of Youth Justice," said juvenile prisons do more harm than good to incarcerated youths and their communities. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Criminal Justice Juvenile Justice Youth Report Calls Mass Incarceration a $3.4 Trillion Mistake Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-18/criminal-justice/report-calls-mass-incarceration-a-3-4-trillion-mistake/a54531-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-10-18/criminal-justice/report-calls-mass-incarceration-a-3-4-trillion-mistake/a54531-1 The $3.4 Trillion Dollar Mistake, said from 1982 to 2012, spending on criminal justice nationally increased by almost 230 percent. According to Adilka Pimentel, a youth organizer with Make the Road New York, more than $230 billion was spent in New York alone on failed "get tough on crime" measures and the "war on drugs," money that could have been used to improve education, access to health care and creating jobs. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Civil Rights Criminal Justice Human Rights/Racial Justice Juvenile Justice Youth Making Children Part of the Debate Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-26/childrens-issues/making-children-part-of-the-debate/a54181-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-26/childrens-issues/making-children-part-of-the-debate/a54181-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Civic Engagement Cultural Resources Early Childhood Education Education Family/Father Issues Youth Lawsuit Challenges Solitary Confinement of Children Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-22/juvenile-justice/lawsuit-challenges-solitary-confinement-of-children/a54148-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-22/juvenile-justice/lawsuit-challenges-solitary-confinement-of-children/a54148-1 federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday against the Sheriff's Office in Onondaga County, where 16- and 17-year-olds are often held in solitary confinement, sometimes for months at a time. In 2014, New York State agreed to end solitary confinement for juveniles in state prisons and even Rikers Island in New York City has recognized that extreme isolation of juveniles must stop. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Criminal Justice Education Human Rights/Racial Justice Juvenile Justice Mental Health Youth Parents to Appeal School Funding Ruling Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-21/education/parents-to-appeal-school-funding-ruling/a54126-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-21/education/parents-to-appeal-school-funding-ruling/a54126-2 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Education Youth NYPD Data Shows Schools Safer, but Racial Disparities Persist Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-19/education/nypd-data-shows-schools-safer-but-racial-disparities-persist/a54075-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-19/education/nypd-data-shows-schools-safer-but-racial-disparities-persist/a54075-2 data shows New York City Schools are safer than ever, but black and Latino students are still disproportionately subject to police actions. School crime hit a record low in the second quarter of 2016, and fewer students were arrested overall. But Dawn Yuster, school justice project director at Advocates for Children of New York, said the vast majority of those involved with police while in school were students of color. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Criminal Justice Education Human Rights/Racial Justice Juvenile Justice Social Justice Youth Debtors' Prison for Kids: When Families Can't Afford to Free Jailed Youths Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-19/juvenile-justice/debtors-prison-for-kids-when-families-cant-afford-to-free-jailed-youths/a54075-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-19/juvenile-justice/debtors-prison-for-kids-when-families-cant-afford-to-free-jailed-youths/a54075-1 Debtor's Prison for Kids," by the Juvenile Law Center, said the practice can pull young people deeper into the juvenile-justice system. In many states, court-imposed fees can include the cost of tests and evaluations, rehabilitation, probation and court operation. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Criminal Justice Human Rights/Racial Justice Juvenile Justice Poverty Social Justice Youth NY Teens Still Routinely Charged as Adults Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-14/juvenile-justice/ny-teens-still-routinely-charged-as-adults/a52944-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-14/juvenile-justice/ny-teens-still-routinely-charged-as-adults/a52944-2 Kate Rubin, director of policy for the advocacy group Youth Represent, says there are three ways city and state agencies, including police departments, can reduce the harm the adult criminal justice system can do to children. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Criminal Justice Juvenile Justice Youth