The National Center for Youth Law co-led the effort to include protections for students in foster care for the first time in a major piece of federal legislation governing education – the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the bill reauthorizing and amending the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
The new provisions specific to students in foster care are designed to support school districts in their efforts to serve foster youth effectively. We are creating tools and resources that support state and local education agencies across all of the new provisions:
FosterEd California supports our public agency partners around systems and practice reforms to better support the education needs of system-involved youth and youth experiencing homelessness through:
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