Image of elementary school project with a photo of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez
Garrett Therolf,
He was 8 years old, and the signs of abuse were obvious. Yet time and again, caseworkers from child-protective services failed to help him. ... Continue reading

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Can we use big data to fight child abuse? The answer is complicated
Ellen Lee,
Predictive analytics may help prevent violence against kids, but it comes with risks ... Continue reading
Adrienne D.,
Some teachers teach climate change as if it were an ongoing debate ... Continue reading
EPA regulation cuts likely to hurt children most, experts say
Marisa Endicott,
Kids are at greater risk than adults for exposure to pollution and pesticides ... Continue reading

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