Federal Education Overhaul: What It Means for Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice
After years of trying, the Senate and House passed a rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the legislation that drives federal policy on schools. Child welfare and juvenile justice are hardly central issues of federal education reform.
Can Franken’s Bill Close Federal Gaps on School Stability for Foster Youths?
The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act, signed into law by George W. Bush in 2008, updated federal child welfare law in several ways. Among those was a mandate for local child welfare agencies to give children placed into foster care the opportunity to remain in their school of origin.
Capitol View on Kids: Foster Care Education Reform Moving Forward
Supporters of the “A Plus Act” including the Children’s Defense Fund and Juvenile Law Center, are making an effort to increase support for the foster care /education bill by increasing support among both organizations and ultimately members of congress.