Child Welfare

Three Bright Spots in California’s Fitful and Failing Implementation of a Federal Law Aimed at Lifting Foster Students’ Academic Horizons

  In the eastern suburbs of Sacramento County, Kamika Hebbert keeps a watchful eye for signs of how an unstable environment affects young minds. There’s the restlessness that comes with worry about biological parents and […]

Child Welfare

In Nationally Significant Development, Los Angeles Finalizes $14 Million Plan to Transport Foster Kids to School

A recent federal report found administrative and financial obstacles challenged the ability to keep foster youth in their school of origin. Los Angeles might emerge as a pioneer on fighting those barriers, now that one of […]

Child Welfare

California Bill Aims to Prevent Children From Changing Schools After Entering Foster Care

  California advocates are hoping a new piece of legislation can prevent the educational disruption of children in foster care by opening up funding for children living with relatives in emergency placement situations. Sponsored by […]

Child Welfare

Arizona Says It Lives Up to Foster Youth Education Law, But Can’t Prove It. Can Others?

In Arizona, as in many other parts of the United States, school stability for foster youth is a significant problem. Forty-two percent of students in foster care switched schools during the school year, according to […]