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Aid group says millions of Afghan children are not in school

Nearly a third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed groups, early marriage and other …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 2:41 p.m.

Private school vouchers favored by DeVos don’t offer real advantage over public schools, study indicates

A new study reports that there is no evidence that school vouchers – which use public dollars to pay for private school tuition and are favored by Education Secretary Betsy …


Man sentenced for sex tourism assaults on girls in Philippines

A former Southern California teacher has been sentenced to 190 years in federal prison for traveling to the Philippines to have sex with young girls and videotaping the encounters.


Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad’s marijuana

An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana’s potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. Many parents use the drug and think …


California foster father takes in only terminally ill children

The children were going to die. Mohamed Bzeek knew that. But in his more than two decades as a foster father, he took them in anyway – the sickest of …


Man accused of crashing into bus carrying 16 children

A man has been accused of endangering children by driving while intoxicated and crashing into a school bus in Billings that was carrying 16 children.


Researchers may have a way to predict autism, national study indicates

Measuring changes in infants’ brain growth can allow doctors to predict the likelihood that they will be diagnosed with autism in their toddler years, according to research published Wednesday by …


Chicago toddler shot and killed in latest spasm of violence

A Chicago toddler was shot and killed on Tuesday in what police suspect was a “gang hit” on a man in a vehicle with her, just a few days after …


Child care employee charged with rape of 5-year-old girl

A man employed at a Gig Harbor child care center has been charged with four counts of child rape involving a 5-year-old student.


Madonna adopts twin girls from Malawi

Madonna was asked “uncomfortable questions” by a judge in Malawi during the pop star’s successful application to adopt more children from the southern African country, according to a court document …


Judge: Kids suing over climate change should simplify case

A federal judge says lawyers representing a group of youths arguing over climate policy should simplify their case if they want to make it to trial later this year in …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

Study: Idaho’s child welfare system overwhelmed, overworked

State auditors say Idaho’s child welfare system is overwhelmed, with too few foster parents, too heavy caseloads for social workers and not enough infrastructure to hold it all together.


Don’t neglect dental coverage proposal

Apple Health (Medicaid) and programs like Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) have helped reduce the incidence of oral disease among young children. Advocates would like to do the …


Schools reach beyond ‘Just Say No’ on opioid dangers

Schools are going beyond “Just Say No” as they teach students as young as kindergartners about the dangers of opioids in the hope that they don’t later become part of …


Student forced to urinate in bucket wins $1.25 million lawsuit

The San Diego Unified School District has been ordered to pay more than $1.25 million in damages to a former student forced to urinate in a bucket after her request …


Lawmaker drops loaded gun on floor near children at hearing

A lawmaker rushing to take her seat at the Statehouse for a public hearing on the merits of full-day kindergarten dropped her loaded gun on the floor near some children, …


4 injured, 6 children missing after house fire in Baltimore

A woman and three children are injured and six more children in the family remain unaccounted for after an early morning house fire in northeast Baltimore, a fire official said …


King County program teaches parents how to teach their toddlers

Nearly a decade before Seattle voters agreed in 2014 to subsidize a preschool program for the city’s families, a small pilot effort for even younger children debuted in 106 living …


Volunteers wanted to represent children in Spokane courts

Spokane County’s legal advocacy program for children says it needs more volunteers.


Five malnourished children found living in car outside Wal-Mart

A man and woman are facing child neglect charges after a sheriff’s deputy found five malnourished children living in a car parked outside a Wal-Mart store.


Two children who died saving others among 21 Carnegie Heroes

Two children who died saving the lives of even younger children are among 21 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.


Moscow Shop with a Cop event brings joy to Idaho children

About 15 local law enforcement officers could be seen inside the Moscow Wal-Mart on Saturday morning, and it was not because a huge crime had been reported.


School bus carrying 19 swerves to avoid deer, overturns

Elementary school students in eastern North Carolina are being treated for injuries after their school bus overturned when the driver said he swerved to avoid deer that ran in front …


Head Start is underfunded and unequal, according to a new study

Head Start, the federal program that provides education, nutrition and health services to low-income children and their families, is not adequately funded and is administered so differently from state to …


Northwest Children’s Home license at risk

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will revoke the operating license of Northwest Children’s Home in Lewiston on Jan. 4 over allegations of sex offenses, assaults, fire safety problems …


Study: Thousands of Bangladesh kids working 64 hours a week

A new study says thousands of Bangladeshi children who live in the capital’s slums are working an average of 64 hours a week.


Hundreds of women, children released from Texas immigration detention centers

More than 400 women and children have been freed from two Texas immigration detention facilities after a federal judge found the sites unsuitable for holding children, sending families into a …


Seattle Public Schools predicts $74 million budget shortfall

Seattle Public Schools is preparing for the worst-case scenario as it predicts a $74 million budget shortfall for the 2017-18 school year.


Feds: Put seat belts on school buses to save kids’ lives

The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday re-emphasized the agency’s call for seat belts on school buses in the aftermath of a crash in Chattanooga that …


Trainer, painter holds art show to benefit nonprofits serving children in need

On Saturday, Marcell Scott is selling some of his acrylic paintings to benefit TeamChild and Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.