Supporting the Needs of Students Involved with the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice System in the School District of Philadelphia

A new report examining the Philadelphia School District found that 17 percent of students had at some point been in the child welfare or the juvenile justice systems. The findings showed that these students were more likely to need special education services, highlighting the challenges the school district faces serving DHS-involved students. The data gathered for this report had not been previously known, opening the door for new policies and programs.

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Brian Rinker
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Brian is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley's School of Journalism and a freelance journalist.