Self-Taught Techie Designs App to Get At-Risk Kids into Preschool
Steve Sturm believes every child should have the same opportunities that his 3-year-old daughter Reagan enjoys. Things like new boots, trips to the trampoline park — and preschool. But for children known to the foster care system, too many miss out on the earliest years of their education.
Tweet Chat on Education and Youth in Foster Care: Monday, December 18
The Juvenile Law Center and the Education Law Center are co-hosting a “tweet chat” about supporting educational success for youth in foster care. The chat spins off a recent issue of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook that focused entirely on foster youth issues.
Failed Policies, Forfeited Futures: A Nationwide Scorecard on Juvenile Records
The report exposes the issues with the juvenile justice system; it reveals how each state has played a role in this issue by creating a rating system that reveals the problems that need to be addressed.
Outline to Improve the Postsecondary Education Outcomes of Students from Foster Care
The contents of this report were drawn from a national convening held in 2013 on the postsecondary struggles of students who spent time in the foster care system. It begins with a profile of either promising or evidence-based strategies being employed by different states to improve the college success of foster youths.