States are struggling to follow the law on schooling for children in foster care
from The Huffington Post
Under federal law, states are required to help maintain a stable educational environment for youth in foster care, even when the children's personal lives are in tumult. But most places are struggling to follow the law, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office released and provided early to HuffPost. The 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act that governs K-12 education says that children in foster care should remain in the same school, even if their home placement changes, unless it is against their best interest. States, school districts and child welfare agencies decide how to arrange and fund a child's transportation to school in these cases, though they may no longer live in the district.
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