Los Angeles Hopes to Avoid Moving Backward on Education for Foster Students
Big changes may be ahead for the nearly 3,600 foster youth currently enrolled in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Last week, the district announced that it will start producing regular data reports on how students in foster care are faring in school and how often they are changing schools — a key issue for foster youth who are frequently forced to change placements far from home.
L.A. County Supervisor Appoints Three Child Welfare Advocates
Over the past two weeks, Los Angeles County First District Supervisor Hilda Solis appointed two community development nonprofit leaders to the county’s Commission for Children and Families and appointed a public interest lawyer to the county’s Policy Roundtable for Child Care and Development, according to a press release from Solis’ office.