Foster Youth Nationwide Gain Priority for Free Online Tutoring

In Los Angeles County, a 15-year-old girl in foster care joins an online tutoring session. Photo courtesy of iFoster.
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. 

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Schoolwork Behind Bars Often Goes to Waste, Study Finds

A group of young women at a juvenile detention center. Photo courtesy of Juvenile Law Center.
New York City has a tortured history educating its youth caught up in the criminal justice system.


Florida Student Researchers to Dig Deep in Juvenile Justice Data

In exchange for helping Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice research and develop its next wave of innovations through internships and employment opportunities, some students from the historically Black Bethune-Cookman University will get an inside track for careers at the department.

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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.