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.


K-12 Enrollment: Does the Increase in Homeless Students Indicate a Worsening Trend?

The number of unhoused students in California public schools is on the rise — increasing by 9%, about 16,000 more kids.


California Expands College Education for Youth in Juvenile Detention Centers

Project Change offers college classes inside San Mateo County’s juvenile hall, as California expands similar opportunities statewide.


Eight Years After Federal Law to Improve School Stability for Foster Youth, States Still Scrambling

Many states have fallen short on protecting foster kids' right to school stability under the Every Student Succeeds Act.


What Can We Learn from Rhode Island’s New Data about Students Experiencing Foster Care?

Rhode Island has joined a small list of states with data-sharing agreements to track and assess the unique needs of students in foster care.

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


New Report Highlights Ongoing Challenges for NYC Students in Foster Care

A new report found significant disparities between the roughly 7,500 students in NYC foster care and those living at home.

    A new report shows college enrollment dropped this spring.


    Top Stories of 2022: More Lessons to Be Learned on Education

    For all the efforts to improve the academic experiences of foster youth, significant barriers to education remain.

    An Absentee Parent: Raising a College Kid from Prison


    An Absentee Parent: Raising a College Kid from Prison

    Illustration by Charlotte West using Canva.
    I never took my education seriously. I dropped out of high school and got my GED when I was 16, going to work full-time breaking the law.

    ‘Mr. Meditation,’ a Former Foster Youth, Shares Meditation with NYC School Children


    ‘Mr. Meditation’ a Former Foster Youth, Shares Meditation with NYC School Children

    A former foster youth teaches meditation to children at a Harlem elementary school, where he once attended.