Together, ESSA and Fostering Connections envision dual agency responsibility; these laws require state and local education and the child welfare agencies jointly to ensure school stability and prompt school enrollment.
While quality implementation of these provisions will take time, some ESSA requirements have short implementation timelines—therefore advocacy from child welfare and education communities on the state and local level should start now.
Author(s): ABA Center on Children and the Law, Education Law Center, Juvenile Law Center, Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
Publication Date: 2017
Topic(s): Best Interest Determinations, Data Sharing and Information Sharing, Every Student Succeeds Act, Foster Youth, Transportation
Resource Type: Toolkit
Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals
Click to Download: Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation Toolkit