California Department of Ed Taps Foster Care Education Vet After Failing to Comply with Federal Law
In the wake of revelations that California’s Department of Education failed to comply with federal education law affecting foster youth, it has hired a new leader for its Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program.
Missing the Bus
California fails to implement federal education law, denying students in foster care their right to school transportation. At least 35,000 school-aged California children live in foster care today. Entering the system is, invariably, traumatic.
San Diego County’s Answer to School Stability for Students in Foster Care
It seems obvious that keeping kids in their home school with their peer group – a concept known as “school stability”– is a key ingredient in the recipe for academic success for students in foster care.
California, L.A. Continue to Falter on Federal Foster Youth Education Deadline
The California Department of Education “derailed” local education agencies’ efforts to ensure transportation for students in foster care, imperiling a $1.8 billion federal grant aimed at poor students, according to an email shared with The Imprint and an education administrator in San Diego.