Sale of student data firm raises privacy concerns

PrivacyAs you read this, millions of students across the country, and across the world have just had their graduation ceremonies from one level of education or another. Especially for those graduating high school, this can represent a huge step that sends them catapulting into the next exciting phase of their lives. In our current digital age, however, decisions of the past are likely to follow these teens into early adulthood. [Continue reading]

Criminal records an unfortunate reality for many in Colorado foster care

HandcuffsThere is something wrong with a system that ends with more of those in its care becoming incarcerated than graduating high school, but that’s the unfortunate reality for foster children within the Colorado state system. A recent PBS analysis of children within state and foster care found that while only 28.7% of the demographic would graduate high school, a staggering 38% would find themselves incarcerated by the age of 19. In short, they’re more likely to have a criminal record than a high school diploma. [Continue reading]