Using #FosterEdSuccess and #PHLed, the Dec. 18 chat included the Juvenile Law Center, Education Law Center, and the Notebook. The audience was both local and national.
Foster children are more likely to drop out of school, research indicates. Many programs seek to ease their struggles.
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
Lack of oversight and limited coursework in this little-known system can derail students instead of helping them.
Most kids arrive ‘mad at the world,’ the CEO says. ‘They want to know: Why are people not taking care of me?’
Four students share their stories.
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.
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.