Education Coordinating Council
L.A. Moves to Fill Educational Stability Gap for Foster Youth like Alex and Shirley
Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a pilot program to ensure that students in foster care have transportation to their so-called “school of origin.” The stopgap measure was designed to bring the county’s 81 school districts into compliance with a federal education law aimed at promoting the educational stability of children in foster care.
L.A.’s Failure to Implement Foster Care Mandates Could Cost California $1.8 Billion in Federal Education Funds
Today, Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors will consider a motion aimed at speeding the county’s implementation of federal mandates on the educational stability of its 20,000 school-aged foster youth. While the motion claims that the county’s 81 school districts are not out of compliance with a 2015 federal law mandating that foster kids be transported to their “school of origin,” assertions from the Los Angeles County Office of Education make clear that those districts – and thus the state of California – are.
California Fails to Comply with Federal Law Aimed at Improving Foster Youth’s Educational Stability
Despite a long history of supporting foster youth’s academic success, California failed to comply with a federal deadline requiring all states to submit plans on how to pay for those students’ transportation to school.
Los Angeles Education Council Outlines Plan to Connect System-Involved Youth
When Stefanie Gluckman, the new director of Los Angeles County’s Education Coordinating Council, talks about the goals that the council outlines in its new strategic plan, she circles back to the word “opportunity.”