Mina Dixon said: Research group Human Rights Watch issued an extensive report today on the life-shattering consequences of putting minors on sex registries for offenses. Nudity, streaking, petting, not just rape, have led to youths put on sex-offender registries.
Mina Dixon said: Nebraska lawmakers are looking to institute a five-step quality rating system for child care programs. Several pieces of legislation this year aim to make a difference during a child's critical first years of life.
Mina Dixon said: The daily realities of caring for children with disabilities can mean that it can be difficult to detect, report or intervene in cases of abuse.
Mina Dixon said: Parents in South Florida and around the country are increasingly turning to the Internet to find child care. Users can find an abundance of sitters who post their credentials, but is that enough to inspire parents' confidence?
Mina Dixon said: Tuba City Unified School District, located on the Navajo Reservation, is struggling. The school superintendent is trying to meld Navajo culture with the data driven mandates of a modern public school district in an effort to boost students' success.
Mina Dixon said: It happens thousands of times a year in Minnesota's classrooms: Disabled students get punished for disruptive outbursts with severe forms of discipline -- from forceful physical restraint to extended solitary confinement--that are either banned or more restricted in other states.
Julie Drizin said: They go to school together, and play on the same sports teams, but some southern towns still hold separate proms for white and black students. In Wilcox County, some young people said it was time for a change.
Mina Dixon said: As states and counties pare back mental-health services, we're learning that whether people who need help can get it affects us all.
Mina Dixon said: Roughly 8 percent of America's 115 million households don't have a checking or savings account. The numbers are far higher among minorities. A growing set of financial companies called Community Development Financial Institutions help the unbanked connect with the financial system.
Mina Dixon said: Roughly 1 in 5 military women say they were victims of unwanted sexual contact by another servicemember since joining the military, according to a Pentagon health survey. The Pentagon recently launched several initiatives to assist sexual assault victims, including expanding reporting options and prevention and response support services.