New Rhode Island Law Protects Families with Parents Who Are Disabled
In Rhode Island, a parent’s disability can no longer be the sole basis to deny or restrict their rights in matters involving a child's welfare.
Top Stories of 2018: Educational Stability for Foster Youth
We’re counting down 10 of the biggest stories The Imprint published in 2018. Each day, we’ll connect readers with a few links to our coverage on a big story from 2018.
Scarcity Pits Education Against Foster Care in Rhode Island
Earlier this month, a Rhode Island state senator introduced a bill that would compel the state’s foster care agency to split the cost of transporting foster youth to school with the education system.
Rhode Island May Extend Foster Care Until 21 (Again)
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s new budget plan includes funding for children in foster care to continue receiving state support after they turn 18, which would mark a return to the state’s approach before the Great Recession.
The Case of ‘V. Doe’ Could Have Major Implications for the Education of Foster Youth Nationwide
Her mother deported, her father incarcerated, 6-year-old V. Doe entered Rhode Island’s foster care system in 2005. By 2017, the girl-turned-teenager had changed residences no less than a dozen times as she bounced through foster homes and treatment facilities.
Analysis: 11 States Struggle to Meet Federal Education Requirements for Foster Youth
A little more than a year after federal law mandated school districts across the country ensure foster youth are transported to school, at least 11 states are outright failing – or are clearly struggling – to make this happen, according to new reporting by The Imprint.
Still Present and Accounted For: Q&A with Hedy Chang
Without Hedy Chang’s work on chronic absenteeism, it is unlikely that the issue would be as prominent in the education policy conversation as it is today. As Executive Director of Attendance Works, she fronts the non-profit’s national efforts to advance student success in school by reducing chronic absence.
Juvenile Justice in Rhode Island
According to a new brief from Rhode Island Kids Count, juvenile crime rates are falling across the state, a number that is congruent with national trends. And the total number of youth participating in the Rhode Island Training School decreased from 1,069 to 498.