Foster Youth Achievement Program
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.
Report: A Quarter of California’s Foster Students are Chronically Absent from School
Foster youth in California schools have a rate of chronic absenteeism far higher than the general student population, according to data available for the first time from the state’s Department of Education (DOE).