California has a responsibility to get foster kids to school

“We know that keeping kids in their schools of origin is really helpful for their chance to succeed,”said Lewis Cohen, communications director for the National Center for Youth Law. “The key is coming up with plans that really work for the kids.” Click here to read The San Francisco Chronicle article.

Missing the Bus

“We have known for decades that education stability is a fundamental part of the educational success of students in foster care,” said Jackie Wong, government relations director at the National Center for Youth Law. “For this reason, advocates and youth nationwide have shared with policymakers the importance of ensuring that children and youth in foster […]

Addressing the Needs of System Involved Students

FosterEd New Mexico has established a demonstration project in Lea County that ensures every foster child and youth under probation jurisdiction has an education success plan, education decision maker, and education team.

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