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Outline to Improve the Postsecondary Education Outcomes of Students from Foster Care

The contents of this report were drawn from a national convening held in 2013 on the postsecondary struggles of students who spent time in the foster care system. It begins with a profile of either promising or evidence-based strategies being employed by different states to improve the college success of foster youths. Stepping back a bit, Section Two examines the central issues that negatively affect academic progress for this group. This is followed by a set of recommendations for improving things: Establishment of a national coalition focused solely on higher education issues for...

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Kevin Dinnin is the CEO of a faith-based, nonprofit organization called BCFS, formerly known as Baptist Child and Family Services. This obscure charity has emerged as one of the biggest players in the federal government's response to the influx of more than 57,000 unaccompanied children who have trudged across the southern border so far this year. On July 7, two days before Dinnin met Obama in Dallas, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded BCFS $190,707,505 in a single grant.


Statewide, the rate of substantiated child abuse and neglect cases declined steadily in the last 13 years, consistent with national trends, reports kidsdata.org of the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children's Health.


Santa Clara County officials Tuesday are considering a "host family" plan to temporarily house some of the thousands of children stranded far from home and without their parents at the Mexican border in what many have called a humanitarian crisis that has reignited the national immigration debate.


The national debate over immigration reform has reignited after the federal government recently confirmed more than 30,000 unaccompanied children from Mexico and Central America have entered the country illegally since January - including 1,504 now living in New Jersey.