No Child Left Behind
States All Over the Map on Ensuring Educational Stability for Foster Youth
The Every Student Succeeds Act gave school systems across the country until December 2016 to transport foster youth to school. Nine months later, implementation is wanting. For the roughly 270,000 school-aged children living in America’s foster care system, educational success can be elusive.
California Fails to Comply with Federal Law Aimed at Improving Foster Youth’s Educational Stability
Despite a long history of supporting foster youth’s academic success, California failed to comply with a federal deadline requiring all states to submit plans on how to pay for those students’ transportation to school.
Amid Changing Mandates, Colorado Schools Work to Get Parents Involved
Numerous studies have shown that low-income parents tend to participate less in their children’s educational experience than parents with higher incomes. For more than 50 years, the U.S. government has been trying to change that by offering funding to increase parent involvement in low-income schools.
Potential Wins for Foster Youth in No Child Left Behind Rewrite
For the first time since the law expired in 2007, both chambers of Congress have passed a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). That 2001 bill, the most recent overhaul of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, brought national standards and expectations to education but asserted too much federal authority.
Student Success Act Passes
by: Justin Pye The House of Representatives passed the Student Success Act, an overhaul of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), on Friday. The House bill, which was crafted by House Education and Workforce Committee Chair John Kline (R-Minn.)
Federal Education Bill Steps Up for Foster Youth
Foster Youth Written into Elementary and Secondary Education Reform (ESEA) bill. An initial overture this year to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would require schools to work with child welfare systems to ensure educational stability for foster youths.