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ERIC Number: ED509733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Grappling with the Gaps: Toward a Research Agenda to Meet the Educational Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning
Some of the nation's leading scholars and philanthropic organizations selected a dozen foster care experts to discuss what they know--and don't know--about improving educational outcomes for children and youth in foster care. These experts represent a wide range of experience and perspective including that of an urban county school superintendent, a juvenile court judge, an attorney, a pediatric mental health clinician, a social service director, and several university-based researchers. This paper presents a summary of what this group of influential leaders said about their understanding of school readiness, school success, and data sharing, and the research needed to address the educational disadvantages that children and youth in foster care often face. (Contains 2 footnotes.) [This paper was prepared for the Stuart Foundation and the Ready to Succeed Leadership Team.]
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning. 133 Mission Street Suite 220, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Tel: 831-427-3628; Fax: 831-427-1612; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Stuart Foundation
Authoring Institution: Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning