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April-June 2007
Vol. XXVIII No. 2


An Ecological Approach to National Education Reform

July 1, 2007
By Robyn Gould *The views and recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author, and not necessarily those of the National Center for Youth Law. Congress enacted the federal education law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), with the objective of improving public…

Braam v. State of Washington: Recently Released Data Disappointing

July 1, 2007
April marked the first release of long-awaited benchmark data in Braam v. State of Washington.[1]  The benchmarks were designed to measure whether the Braam settlement agreement reforms actually improve the lives of foster care children.[2] The benchmark data revealed that the state has failed to…

New Hampshire Repeals Parental Notification Law

July 1, 2007
By Linnea Forsythe On June 29, Gov. John Lynch of New Hampshire signed a bill into law repealing a requirement that health care providers notify parents at least 48 hours before a minor has an abortion.[2] The Governor’s action marks the final chapter in the…

High Cost of HPV Vaccine Limits Use in Surprising Way

July 1, 2007
On June 8, 2006, the FDA approved the first vaccine against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Within the month, it was added to the federal government’s list of recommended vaccines for children. HPV is the world’s most common sexually transmitted disease and causes nearly 100 percent…