Foster Children Tag

Indiana Falling Short When It Comes to Foster Students?

According to The 74, this spring, when Indiana released a “bleak report” regarding educational outcomes for students in foster care, it “broke new ground in making public the state’s troubling statistics.” And the “same Indiana law that called for the first-ever release of the distressing...

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Indiana Releases Foster-Care Student Data

According to Kate Stringer at The 74, Indiana recently released “one of the most detailed” reports to-date regarding how foster youth are doing in school. “That makes the state a leader” as ESSA “now requires all states to report academic data for these students, and...

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Colorado Repeals Foster-Care Student Transport Law

School Transportation News reports that Colorado “has officially repealed legislation passed last year that attempted to better facilitate the transportation of children placed in foster care between school districts.” Despite its initial approval, opponents claim that the law has “introduced unintended consequences.” Under ESSA, “transportation...

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Only 16 States Tracking Foster Care Students Under ESSA

To help address the challenges faced by students in foster care, ESSA requires states to publicly report how such students are faring on state tests and the rates at which they are graduating high school, Kate Stringer reports for The 74. “But right now, only...

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What’s New Under ESSA for Foster Children?

In Education Week, Alyson Klein answers the following query as part of the publication’s ”Answering Your ESSA Questions” series: “What is new for children in foster care under ESSA?” Klein says ESSA “made some key changes for this important population,” including asking districts to “break out achievement data...

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CO Schools, Activists Sue Over Foster Care Student Transport Law

Six school districts, two associations, and two individuals are “pushing back against a new state law aimed at improving school transportation for students in foster care,” Christie Renick reports for the Chronicle of Social Change. This law (HB 18-1306)—which helps Colorado comply with ESSA’s foster youth transportation provision—allocates nearly...

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Colorado On Track to be First to Fulfill Foster Youth Ride Provision

Chronicle of Social Change’s Christie Renick writes that the Colorado legislature is considering a $2.9 million bill “aimed at improving the educational success of students who are foster youths.” If signed into law, Colorado will be the first state to officially implement a program that conforms to...

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Brookings Report Looks at Low-Income Students and Impact of ESSA

According to a new Brookings Institution report, the impact of ESSA on low-income students is still unknown. The Dept. of Education has not released official guidelines on how states should track student subgroups, including those from low-income families. Traditionally, states have measured this by the...

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