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You Never Walk Alone


You Never Walk Alone

Hearing about experiences with group homes and different foster parents can make you feel alone, writes Suelly Barros Pires.

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Foster Youth Interning in Congress Want Laws Improving Health Care, Greater Access to Benefits


House Bill Would Establish Protections for Disabled Parents

A bill in the House of Representatives seeks to ensure federal protections for disabled parents involved in child welfare proceedings.

New Rhode Island Law Protects Families with Parents Who Are Disabled


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.

    Mississippi Senate to Vote on College Scholarship Bill for Foster Youth


    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.