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Public News Service - WI: Children's Issues

Wisconsin is one of the few states that allow children to be kept in solitary confinement for long stretches of time. (3dmentat/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin is one of few states that still allows children in state juvenile-corrections facilities to be put into solitary confinement, and a federal lawsuit challenges that practice as cruel and unusual punishment. A similar suit brought in Illinois a few years ago resulted in

A new report shows Wisconsin lagging far behind in hiring teachers of color. (shironosov/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – Between 2005 and 2014, spending by Wisconsin school districts declined by 5.4 percent per student, while the national average showed an increase of 4.2 percent over the same period. And Tamarine Cornelius, who authored a report for the Wisconsin Budget Project, says the state

Flu season can bring misery, but there are commonsense ways to avoid it and to keep it from spreading. (monkeybusinessimages/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. – Although flu season probably won't peak in Wisconsin until mid-February, it's already got a strong foothold, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Most of the cases so far are in the southern part of the state, with the Fox Cities and western Wisconsin not

Repealing the Affordable Care Act could drastically affect health care for children in Wisconsin. (Dangubic/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. – Spurred by campaign promises made by President-Elect Donald Trump, Republican leaders in Congress are demanding a speedy repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Advocates for Children and Families are asking that legislators slow down and develop a complete replacement plan fi

Vaping among Wisconsin teens is on the rise, state data show. (ookean/iStockPhoto)

BROOKFIELD, Wis. – The latest surveys on youth tobacco use in Wisconsin have just been released by the state Department of Health Services. One of the strongest factors in young people's decisions to use e-cigarettes is that they are flavored, and according to the data, 96 percent of middle

A new report confirms kids need a strong and consistent relationship with a reliable adult. (Wavebreak media/iStockphoto)

MILWAUKEE – A new report from The Annie E. Casey Foundation says it's critical for children who have had chaotic childhoods to have at least one strong and consistent relationship with a reliable adult. The report also points to an urgent need for more foster parents. "There's nothing bett

Wisconsin still has 176,000 lead pipes carrying water into homes, which is one reason for the state's higher percentage of children with high blood lead levels. (Giambra/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin's blood lead poisoning levels among children are similar to the 2015 rate in Flint, Mich., according to a new report from the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (WCCF). This is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, and blood lead poisoning is termed a prev

A pilot study at UW-Madison will follow high school athletes post-concussion to try to develop new guidelines for parents and coaches. (thehague/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. – Quite a bit of media attention has been directed at the serious and sometimes life-altering effects of concussions sustained by professional and college athletes. But a new study just underway at the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Nursing and the UW School of Medic

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