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Universal prekindergarten sounds like a good thing. Early education for all! Why not? Anything for the kids.

Universal pre-k already exists-or is close to existing-in a number of states, including Oklahoma, Florida, and, most recently, New York. And given the appeal of the idea, it's no wonder "preschool for all" emerged as a key talking point this election season, a year or so after President Barack Obama proposed a $75 billion federal universal pre-k program that involves partnerships with states.

July 15, 2015

Five former Arizona child welfare workers who were fired last year amid an agency scandal plan to appeal a judge's dismissal of their wrongful termination lawsuit.

Phoenix attorney Terry Woods said Monday he believes Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Robert Oberbillig made an incorrect legal decision when he approved a request from the state to throw out their lawsuit. The state's child welfare agency was rocked by the November 2013 discovery that thousands of hotline calls were labeled as not worthy of being investigated.

July 7, 2015

Public officials have joined forces to cover up and protect the criminals in terrifying case. At the center of this horrifying story is a very young girl who has been the victim of long term sexual abuse from her own father and perhaps others as well.

Have been unwilling to become involved in this situation in any way that negatively impacts the father or grandmother, thus proving there is not a single 'good cop' on the entire force. With some connections to the grandmother, the local court system has not only ignored the sexual abuse of a child, but has helped the father and grandmother maintain custody long after it was apparent they had no business in the child's life.

July 4, 2015

A new analysis shows Arizona's overhauled child-welfare agency still needs major changes if it is to deal with rising caseloads, a growing number of children in out-of-home care and mistrust among community partners and the children it helps.

The report by the University of Chicago's Chapin Hall Center for Children released Tuesday contains a host of recommendations. The study was required by a 2014 law that created the new Department of Child Safety as a stand-alone agency.

July 2, 2015

The man accused of killing an 11-month-old in a Cedar Park foster home where they lived accepted a plea deal of 30 years in prison.

According to KVUE's partners at the Austin American-Statesman, Jacob Salas, 34, pleaded guilty to injury of a child in a Williamson County courtroom Thursday. He will receive credit for the more than 20 months he has already served in jail. Salas had been indicted on a charge of capital murder of a child under 10 years old.

July 2, 2015

Cape Town - The murder of a Cape Town girl days after her second birthday has once again highlighted how the most vulnerable in our society can slip through the cracks of the system that ought to protect them.

Two-year-old Zoey Petersen was beaten to death last Friday. Her father, Christopher Williams, 32, has been arrested and charged with her murder. Child protection groups said it was difficult to assess when the threat to a child was a relative, especially if a parent was accused of abuse.

June 29, 2015

An MSP has launched a bid to increase the age at which children can be held responsible for crimes they have committed.

Liberal Democrat Alison McInnes wants to see the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland rise from eight years - which she says is "woefully outdated" - to the age of 12. In a bid to bring about the change she has put forward amendments to the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill.

June 29, 2015

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection and the United States has signed a five- million dollar Child Protection Compact at the Flagstaff House in Accra.

Nana Oye Lithur said Ghana was selected because of the country's "strong government commitment, existing inter-ministerial framework and active civil society fighting child trafficking". She said Ghana has proved that it has the potential to reduce child trafficking through improved coordination and enhanced investigations and prosecutions.

June 29, 2015

Like most married couples, Robert and Holly Ann Greiner shared interests in common. According to the charges they now face after they were arrested on Friday, the interest that bound this couple together was deviant sex acts with children.

The Greiners, of West Manheim Township, Pennsylvania, were busted on Friday after a police investigation into the reported sexual abuse of two children, a 10-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl. According to a criminal complaint against Robert and Holly Ann Greiner, the couple abused the two children over a period of several years, touching them...

June 29, 2015

Officials at Yosemite National Park said Wednesday they have selected a new company to take over hotels, restaurants and outdoor activities under the national park system's most lucrative single contract for services.

Aramark has been offered the 15-year contract valued at $2 billion, park spokesman Scott Gediman said. If the deal is approved, the Philadelphia-based company would replace Delaware North on March 1, the day after the old contract expires.

June 28, 2015


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