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Foster Care Education

Obama and Tumblr's Karp Avoid 'Orange Is the New Black'

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Marquis Cabrera

Many community leaders and activists are hard at work to reform the prison system, but they should be advocating for child welfare system reform, too. If we improve the foster care system, we will reduce the number of people in prison.

Hopeless to Harvard: Why Educational Stability for All Students in Federal Care Needs to Happen Now

Ryann Blackshere | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Ryann Blackshere

Nearly 70 percent of foster youth want to attend college, yet only 25 percent receive a high school diploma or GED and less than 6 percent receive an Associates or Bachelors degree.

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.

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.