The Invisible Achievement Gap, Part 2: How the Foster Care Experiences of California Public School Students Are Associated with Their Education Outcomes
The performance of foster youth in school may suffer depending on where they are placed and the length of their placement, according to a new report from the California Child Welfare Indicators Project and the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd.
Michele Bachmann Talks Foster Parenting, the Foster Youth Caucus and Uninterrupted Scholars
The day before Congress went into summer recess on August 3rd, Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) sat down with FMC’s Daniel Heimpel to discuss her experience as a foster mother, the formation of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth as well as the Uninterrupted Scholars Act.
Senate Takes up Charge on Foster Youth School Records
WASHINGTON D.C. – Down on Capitol Hill, the air is hot, wet and gummy. With recess around the corner and the political parties settling in for a bitter election cycle, few bills of substance are moving or being introduced, save a seemingly small tweak to privacy laws that promises to dramatically change the educational cards for students experiencing foster care.