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ABA Center on Children and the Law to host congressional briefing on foster care and education

ABA Center on Children and the Law to host congressional briefing on foster care and education

By John Glynn

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 — The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, as part of the National Working Group on Foster Care and Education, will host two congressional briefings on improving educational outcomes for youth in foster care on Tuesday, Jan. 28. 

Experts in school and child welfare administration and a former foster youth will discuss educational challenges and opportunities for students in foster care.

Panelists include:

  • Anne Marie Ambrose, commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Human Services
  • William Myles, assistant superintendent, Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Dianna Walters, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
  • Kayla VanDyke, former foster youth and student and Hamline University
  • Jessica Feierman, supervising attorney, Juvenile Law Center, and staff members, Legal Center for Foster Care and Education (moderator)

Who:   
ABA Center on Children and the Law
National Working Group on Foster Care and Education

What:  
Congressional briefings

When: 
Tuesday, Jan. 28
10 to 11:30 a.m. (485 Russell Senate Office Building)
1 to 2:30 p.m. (2261 Rayburn House Office Building)

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