Minnesota Bill Would Remove Financial Burden of College for State’s Foster Youth
A bill being considered in the Minnesota Legislature would provide the state’s first-ever comprehensive support for students who are former foster youth.
Maryland Beefs Up Tuition Waiver Law
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday signed a stronger and more expansive college tuition waiver law for some of the state’s most disadvantaged youth — those who are homeless and kids in the foster care system.
West Virginia College for Current, Former Foster Youths to Open in 2018
After several years of planning, a nonprofit child welfare service provider is preparing to launch the nation’s first-ever college for foster youth. KVC Health Systems plans to open its yet-to-be-named campus in January 2018 in Montgomery, West Virginia.
Foundations, Corporations Make Commitments on Education Spending at White House Summit
Foundations and corporations have vowed millions in donations to address college access and affordability for low-income youth, responding to President Barack Obama’s call to action on the issue. “Unemployment for Americans with a college degree is more than a third lower than the national average,” said Obama, speaking at a White House summit on education earlier this month.