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In New York, Hundreds of 3-Year-Olds With Disabilities Are on the Brink of Losing Services

Hundreds of New York toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities may lose access to in-home speech, behavioral, occupational and other therapies next week – because the coronavirus pandemic has prevented them from getting the services approved by their local school district. 

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Bills Would Add $520 Million to Support Older Foster Youth, Help Prevent Aging Out

House leadership on child welfare introduced two bills today that would increase funds for older foster youth and help states prevent teens and young adults in foster care from aging out of the system during the coronavirus pandemic.


Grocery Money Zips Straight to California’s Needy Students Amid School Closures

As lines for food banks stretch for miles and millions of Californians apply for unemployment in record numbers amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new anti-hunger program is giving families debit cards to keep their fridges and pantries stocked.


The Fight Against Preschool Pushout

When the parents or caregivers of young children start the San Bernardino County, California, CARE program, they are desperate.

One mother said she hadn’t been able to go to the store in four years because of her 5-year-old son’s challenging behaviors.


Los Angeles Leaned Hard on Rideshare to Keep Foster Youths in School of Origin

Since the 2015 passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), school districts and child welfare agencies around the country have been tasked with developing transportation plans to keep foster youth in their schools of origin if that is what they prefer.

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$1 Million to Increase Apprenticeships for Young People

A group of foundations and other grant makers are backing a small investment in one of the Trump administration’s favorite workforce ventures: apprenticeships.

The Ballmer Group, Annie E. Casey Foundation and several other funders will back a $1 million grant to connect young people to career training opportunities. 


Hearings: A Delay on Education Plans Stalls Hopes for Permanency

It did not take long for the March 14 docket in Judge Tracy Green’s small third floor Detroit courtroom to go sideways.

In the first case of the morning, Judge Green checks on the case of a 10-year-old child named Ricky* living with a foster parent, Rashida Witt, who is moving toward adopting him.


Five California Counties Honored for Helping Foster Youth Apply for College Financial Aid

The winners of the second California Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge were announced this week at the Foster Youth Education Summit in Sacramento, recognizing five county offices of education for helping foster youth qualify for financial aid for college.


Data Sharing Tool Helps Educators and Caseworkers Focus on Foster Youth Success

As California continues to work to address educational disparities for foster students, an increasing number of counties in the state are buying into a homegrown data-sharing system designed to improve academic outcomes for the state’s foster youth.