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How do you make higher education a reality for more youth in foster care? Several laws, policies, model programs, and resources are removing barriers to higher education for foster youth.
Access to state-supported early childhood programs significantly reduces the likelihood that children will be placed in special education, according to a new study.
Highlights from a congressional briefing on education challenges for children in foster care, model programs, and needed reforms.
Judges can take many steps to ensure the education needs of children in foster care are being met.
New federal guidance urges schools to change school discipline practices, benefiting children in foster care if implemented sensitively.
To ensure children in kinship families or "grandfamilies" can obtain health care and a tuition-free public education, many states have consent laws that allow kinship caregivers to access these services for the children they raise without the need for legal custody or guardianship
Child welfare advocates need to know what help is available for very young children in their care, how to get that help, and how to overcome the barriers that children in care face.
Learn how the Uninterrupted Scholars Act streamlines parental consent to school records of children in foster care. The change helps courts and child welfare agencies make education decisions quickly so foster children stay on track academically.
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.
Implementing the education provisions of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 requires that education and child welfare agencies work together. Read on for guidance on successful collaborations.
Meeting the education needs of youth in group care settings takes a special approach. This Q&A answers common questions.