Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #1: Getting Tough on Educational Stability
The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 12 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.
California Bill Aims to Prevent Children From Changing Schools After Entering Foster Care
California advocates are hoping a new piece of legislation can prevent the educational disruption of children in foster care by opening up funding for children living with relatives in emergency placement situations.
Top Stories of 2018: Educational Stability for Foster Youth
We’re counting down 10 of the biggest stories The Imprint published in 2018. Each day, we’ll connect readers with a few links to our coverage on a big story from 2018.
Scarcity Pits Education Against Foster Care in Rhode Island
Earlier this month, a Rhode Island state senator introduced a bill that would compel the state’s foster care agency to split the cost of transporting foster youth to school with the education system.
New York Struggles to Meet Federal Mandates on School Transportation for Foster Youth
Danielle DeMaison woke before sunrise one foggy morning last April and loaded her two daughters into her 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. Even though the cornstalk-lined roads around her little hamlet of Sanborn on the western edge of New York state were mostly empty, it took DeMaison four hours to get her biological and foster daughters to their separate schools.
Coming into Focus: States Can and Must Ensure School Stability for Youth in Foster Care
As “back to school” sales hit stores across the country, many youth in foster care are facing the anxiety and uncertainty of starting “yet another” new school — a reality many will face throughout the school year as they move from one new foster, kinship, or group home to another.
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.
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.
Trump, Obama Agree on Educational Stability; What about Foster Kids?
When it comes to their children’s education, Donald Trump and Barack Obama are in lockstep. Both understand that uprooting a child from school can impede educational achievement, and disrupt fragile social and emotional development.
On Their Own: What Happens to Kids When They Age Out of the Foster Care System?
Describes the challenges faced by youth who moved from foster care to independence in cities across the country, and illustrates the need for family and informal support networks, preparation for household and financial management, and youth participation in planning.