Researcher Access to Education Records is Still School’s Choice
In mid-January, President Barack Obama signed into law the Uninterrupted Scholars Act, which amends the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act to grant child welfare workers direct access to the education records of children in state or county care.
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.
Federal Law Introduced to Ease Transfer of Foster Youth Education Records
NOTE: This story was updated on June 7 by John Kelly Four members of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth submitted a bill today that would ease the movement of a foster youth’s education records by removing his biological parent’s right to prevent the use of those records, and facilitate easier use of such records by child welfare researchers.