Problem Newly Revealed in Juvenile Hall Schools: A Failure to Get Kids to Class

A report by California legal advocates finds “chronic absenteeism” is apparent — even when teens are locked up.


Foster and Homeless Youth in New York City Take to the Stage, Full of Pride and a Loud, Clear Voice

On a Manhattan stage this week, young people rendered art from the troubles of those who grow up in foster care and in homeless shelters.


In New York, More Data Needed to Help Students in Foster Care, Experts Say

Educational researchers say data being kept by New York and other states is not sufficient to drill down on where schools are failing to support foster youth and to serve their particular needs.


New York City to Better Track Foster Youth Education

Legislation passed last week would require New York City to release more data on the educational outcomes of thousands of students in foster care.


It Took Almost Two Years, but NYC Schools Now Provide Educational Support for Students in Foster Care 

The city's new office for students in foster care is now fully staffed to assist public school students growing up in the child welfare system.


Education or Family: The Impossible Choice We Must End

Too many parents have to choose between providing their child with an education or being able to care for them. But there is a better way.


    Fulfilling A Dream: Making College Accessible to Youth in Foster Care

    New funding in Minnesota will help about 500 foster youth cover the cost of college tuition, fees, room and board and other living expenses. 


    ‘Solutions Not Suspensions!’ Rochester Parents and Students Rally to Stay in School

    A proposed bill in NY would reduce the number of days a student could be suspended in a single school year to 20 days.


    Rare New York City Charter School Has a Unique Mission: Best-Serving Homeless and Foster Children

    Mott Haven Academy Charter School is believed to be the first school in the country created specifically for children in foster care.