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24 June 2006

CONFERENCE

Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood: October 18-19

A detailed schedule of Chapin Hall’s upcoming research and public policy conference is now available. Read the complete conference program and a list of speakers.

Co-sponsored by The MacArthur Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood and Public Policy, the conference will feature experts discussing the challenges faced by young people in the transition to adulthood. Programs will be held on young adults with health and mental health needs, youth with disabilities, immigrant youth, and youth involved with the criminal justice and child welfare systems. Laura Sessions Stepp, who writes about adolescence issues for The Washington Post, will give the keynote address.

The conference takes place at the University of Chicago's Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. The 2004 conference filled up quickly, so register now to secure your spot!

Learn more about the conference and register online.

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms has been reserved at the Allerton Crowne Plaza for October 18. To get the special rate, make your reservation by September 18 and ask for the 'University of Chicago-Chapin Hall Center for Children' rate. To make your reservation, call (312) 440-1500."

Diplomas Count!

"Diplomas Count, the first in a new annual series from Education Week, finds large gaps in graduation rates across racial and ethnic groups, and by gender.
The report, released Tuesday, June 20, provides detailed data on graduation rates for the 2002-03 school year, the most recent data available, for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and in the nation's 50 largest school districts.
The online version of the report includes 'State Graduation Reports,' containing policy indicators related to important graduation-rate issues as well as state-level graduation rates for specific subgroups, broken out by race and gender.
View your state graduation report.
The report is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation."

Workforceusa.net Articles

Workforceusa.net Articles: "City Job Agency Lets Go of 55 Employees

By Jane M. Von Bergen
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 12, 2006

Employees in agencies that help welfare recipients find work will soon be looking for work themselves, as federal and state funding cutbacks pinch budgets and force layoffs.

On June 8, the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corp., which funnels state and federal money to agencies that provide workforce training to the unemployed and to people on welfare, handed layoff notices to 55 of its 260 employees.

Two weeks ago, 84 pink slips went to caseworkers, job coaches, job developers and community liaison counselors at Jewish Employment and Vocational Service, a Center City social-service agency that provides training and support services to people on welfare.

Read the full text of the Philadelphia Inquirer article here.

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