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Overcoming the obstacles to education

Foster children are more likely to drop out of school, research indicates. Many programs seek to ease their struggles.

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Foster me … foster reading … foster success

I am from a mystery – America’s 14th-21st century to no history Germantown, North and West Philly, Cobbs Creek Parkway and praying all day I am from my mother’s birth pains to my foster mother’s gain ~Robin Muldor-Engram

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Q & A: How ‘on-ground schools’ work

Lack of oversight and limited coursework in this little-known system can derail students instead of helping them.

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A private school just for foster children

Most kids arrive ‘mad at the world,’ the CEO says. ‘They want to know: Why are people not taking care of me?’

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Cincinnati agencies and schools link up to help students succeed

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Journeys to C.B. Community School

Four students share their stories.

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Sentenced to schools that fall short

When judges send foster kids to residential facilities with schools, they think they are giving them a better shot at getting an education. The result is often the opposite.

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How we are failing the city's foster children

The statistics on the education of kids in foster care tell a grim story. In Philadelphia, schools, advocates and organizations are working to write a happier ending.

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