Focus on At-Risk Students’ Basic Needs, or Lose Them, UCLA Expert Advises
“We are at risk of losing an entire generation of young people.” UCLA education professor Tyrone Howard made this bleak prediction at a virtual public meeting Wednesday while discussing Los Angeles County youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems who are heading back to upended schools during the disruptive storm of the coronavirus.
Placing Foster Children with Relatives May Help Prevent Congregate Care
California foster youth placed with relatives are less likely to spend time in group homes or institutional placements, and black children are more likely than their white counterparts to do so, according to new research.
New UCLA Research Center Will Focus on Preventing Entries into Foster Care, Needs of Foster Youth
Thanks to a $10 million philanthropic donation, the University of California, Los Angeles will establish a new research center dedicated to addressing the complex needs of children in foster care, particularly related to the educational system.