Foster Youth Nationwide Gain Priority for Free Online Tutoring

As students across the country struggle to keep up with their schoolwork while sheltering from the coronavirus, tens of thousands of foster youth will now have access to one-on-one support from a free tutoring program being rolled out nationwide. 


Flourishing Before, Floundering After

More than anything, I want to create a world where youth in foster care don’t have to fear being alone and not having a place to live. That is why I’m attending Cal State Los Angeles, studying to become a social worker.


Homelessness Among California K-12 Students at Crisis Point, New Report Says

More than a quarter-million K-12 students in California’s public schools were struggling with homelessness before the coronavirus pandemic hit, and researchers say that number is likely climbing much higher under the burden of the ongoing economic crisis.


Federal Settlement Protects Disabled Young Detainees’ Right to Special Education Services

For more than a decade, hundreds of disabled students locked up in a large Georgia jail have not been getting the special education services they’re entitled to under federal law, but that may soon start to change.


Los Angeles Unified Prepares to Bring Some Foster Youth Back to Campus

Although coronavirus cases are hitting record highs across the nation, educators in one of the largest public school districts will welcome back its neediest students Monday – fearing that keeping them from the classroom could be causing even greater harm.


Foster Youth Support Services Required, but Uneven, Across Texas Campuses
Texas colleges are required to offer support on campus for current and former foster youth. But the extent of that help varies widely.


Kids Accounting for Greater Share of COVID-19 Cases

Children accounted for a rising share of all American COVID-19 cases as some U.S. schools gingerly welcomed students back to the classroom this summer and fall, according to a new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. 


Student Homelessness Prevented on Washington College Campuses As New School Year Commences

In March, as college campuses nationwide began shutting down to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus and students fled home to their childhood bedrooms, foster youth and the homeless had potentially everything to lose if they were forced to turn in their dorm keys.


Where Have All the Children Gone? COVID-era Kindergarten Enrollment Drop Raises Deep Concerns

Newly released figures from the Los Angeles Unified School District – one of the nation’s largest – show that roughly 6,000 fewer students registered for kindergarten this school year than in the previous year – a roughly 14% decrease from last year’s number of 42,912 children.