Implementing the education provisions of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 requires that education and child welfare agencies collaborate.
Federal child welfare reimbursement dollars are available to assist with transporting children in foster care to school. This article helps state and local child welfare agencies determine how to use Title IV-E dollars to support school transportation for children in care.
Before a child in foster care can change or remain in the same school, the child welfare agency must make a best interests determination. Learn what's involved in that decision.
First Lady Michele Obama powerfully advocated for Congress to pass a new child nutrition law before it adjourned late last year. Thanks to her efforts, foster and kinship care children may now receive access to free nutritional food at school.
Explore the legislation, interagency collaborations, and agreements needed to implement best interest decisions that a child in foster care should remain in the same school.
Researchers found children placed directly into the Illinois child welfare system face school challenges on several fronts -- preparedness, enrollment, stability, and behavior.
Older youth leaving foster care can go to college with the right supports and guidance.