Michele Bachmann Talks Foster Parenting, the Foster Youth Caucus and Uninterrupted Scholars
The day before Congress went into summer recess on August 3rd, Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) sat down with FMC’s Daniel Heimpel to discuss her experience as a foster mother, the formation of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth as well as the Uninterrupted Scholars Act.
Sen. Mary Landrieu Talks Foster Care, Education and a Growing Movement
On August 2nd, Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Mark Begich (D-Ala.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced the Uninterrupted Scholars Act. The bill would amend education policy that currently precludes many adults and institutions from access to an individual student’s records.
Isn’t it Ironic, Don’t you Think?
By. Daniel Heimpel As the federal government works toward eased flow of information between the foster care system and education, the state that led the charge now aims to dam up the spring.
Foster Care Month Goes Out with a Bang in Washington
The Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth brought National Foster Care Month to an end with a day of events yesterday: -Foster Youth Shadow Day, during which about 40 “alumni” of the foster care system shadowed a member of the House of Representatives that hailed from their state.
Connecting Data to Improve Education Outcomes for Foster Youth
by Stephanie Ludwig and Anna Jacobi Despite bureaucratic roadblocks, states and counties across the United States are managing to broker two unwieldy systems- foster care and education- to mine data that will clarify the educational status of children and youths in foster care.