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The ABA has endorsed two frameworks designed to help courts, child welfare agencies and schools make reforms to improve school outcomes for children in the foster care and juvenile justice systems.
Infants and toddlers in the child welfare system need positive early learning experiences to foster their intellectual, social and emotional development and lay the foundation for later school success. Understand what supports are available to promote very young children's health, growth and development.
Attorneys can leverage federal laws to engage youth and help them plan for postsecondary education success.
A former foster youth shares her path to college and beyond. Advocates played an important role as she navigated the transition from foster care to independence.
States are making progress implementing provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act aimed at improving education stability and outcomes for children in foster care. Learn state highlights and next steps for action.
Judges in three states share strategies for making education for children in foster care a priority.
Knowing when a child in foster care may be eligible for special education services, understanding how to get the child evaluated, and effectively advocating in court for services is crucial to the child's achievement.
Working collaboratively with schools sets students in foster care up for educational success. Attorneys have several duties related to education that depend on good working relationships with schools. Learn tips a strategies.