4/22/2024

FAFSA Debacle Will Hit Foster, Homeless Youth the Hardest 

New problems with the application process for federal student aid will hit foster and homeless youth hardest if professionals don't step up for them, writes Mauriell Amechi

College Grant Program for Minnesota Foster Youth a Victim of its Own Success

3/26/2024

College Grant Program for Minnesota Foster Youth a Victim of its Own Success

Due to high demand, a college grant program in Minnesota that eliminates cost barriers for former foster youth may have to place prospective students on waiting lists.

Washington Law Gives CPS Broader Authority to Investigate Alleged Abuse in Residential Schools and Treatment Centers

1/9/2024

Washington Law Gives CPS Broader Authority to Investigate Alleged Abuse in Residential Schools and Treatment Centers

State officials in Washington have new authority to investigate alleged abuse of children in residential treatment centers and other settings.

11/21/2023

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.

11/10/2023

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.

College Grant Program for Minnesota Foster Youth a Victim of its Own Success

10/24/2023

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.

    10/12/2023

    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.

    9/25/2023

    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.

    8/21/2023

    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.