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Foster Children Education

We Can Do Better: Improving Educational Outcomes for Foster Youth

Michael Piraino | Posted 11.26.2012 | Impact
Michael Piraino

There's a group of young people who might experience the start of school with more mixed emotions. Their route to educational success is more challenging. They are foster youth.

Bill Targets Improved Education For Foster Children

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 07.31.2012 | Education

MIAMI — Federal lawmakers proposed a bill Thursday that would give social workers better access to school records in an effort to improve educat...

Staggering Number Of Foster Kids Don't Finish High School, College

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 12.31.2011 | Education

When Carey Sommer entered foster care in California, he left his mom, his high school and his friends. Bounced from home to home, he changed high scho...

No Foster Child Left Behind

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
Daniel Heimpel

Research consistently suggests that childhood trauma, placement instability and a myriad other factors leave many students in foster care far behind their peers in almost all academic measures.

New York Charter School Throws Foster Kids A Safety Net

AP | By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- A Harvard-trained administrator thought she had heard it all as a gatekeeper in a city office responsible for supporting charter schools w...

Finding Common Ground on the Education of Children in Foster Care

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Heimpel

While there is a dearth of data on how being placed in foster care affects students academically, results from around the country paint a stark picture.