Buffalo Students Voice Concerns Over Suspensions in a Restorative Justice Circle

11/10/2022

Buffalo Students Voice Concerns Over Suspensions in a Restorative Justice Circle

Buffalo, New York students spoke candidly on suspensions and how school norms make them feel in a recent restorative justice circle.

Former Foster Youth in California Colleges Will Receive Support After Age 26

10/25/2022

Former Foster Youth in California Colleges Will Receive Support After Age 26

There's now no age cap on California's NextUp program, which helps former foster youth get through college, if they started school by age 26.

10/5/2022

New York City Pledges New Investment in Foster Youth College Expenses

New York City Mayor Eric Adams with college student Sanjida Afruz during a Tuesday press conference to announce the new College Choice initiative. Photo courtesy of the Mayor’s Office.
A new program will offer financial assistance to help cover college expenses for hundreds of New York City students in foster care. 

Parents of New York School Children Want More Support for their Kids and Families

9/29/2022

Parents of New York School Children Want More Support for their Kids and Families

A survey of parents with kids in Monroe Country, New York revealed concerns that schools aren't providing adequate social, emotional or academic support.

New Study Spotlights Need for More Pre-College Programs for Foster Youth

9/22/2022

New Study Spotlights Need for More Pre-college Programs for Foster Youth

Federal education officials are investing millions of dollars into studying programs that help foster youth making the transition from high school to college.

California Creates College Savings Accounts for Newborns, Low-income Students

8/23/2022

California Creates College Savings Accounts for Newborns, Low-income Students

Earlier this month, California launched a program to kickstart college savings accounts for millions of children.

    8/15/2022

    Under a New Law, These Minnesota Foster Youth are College-Bound, Tuition-Free 

    A look at some of the Minnesota students headed to higher education thanks to a new law providing grants to cover their college costs.

    Researchers Call Out Lackluster Education in Juvenile Justice System

    7/19/2022

    Researchers Call Out Lackluster Education in Juvenile Justice System

    All children are entitled to an education in the U.S., but a recent study shows how that promise often falls short when kids are locked up. 

    New York City Advocates Repeat Calls to Staff New Schools Division for Foster Youth

    7/13/2022

    New York City Advocates Repeat Calls to Staff New Schools Division for Foster Youth

    In New York City, foster youth advocates want the city to fully staff a new Department of Education division focused on foster students' needs.