ERIC Number: EJ979612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
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Educational Policy and Foster Youths: The Risks of Change
Gustavsson, Nora; MacEachron, Ann E.
Children & Schools, v34 n2 p83-91 Apr 2012
Recent child welfare legislation requires agencies to address the educational well-being of foster youths. Schools face new accountability standards through No Child Left Behind and the Obama "Blueprint for Reform" as they move toward the goal of ensuring that all children receive a quality education. Both of these pieces of legislation can work together at the macro and the micro level to reduce the historical impediments to educational success for foster youths. The authors review the challenges, the education and child welfare legislation, and suggest an action plan for schools to help foster youths and their parents or caretakers to improve educational outcomes.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Outcomes of Education, Educational Quality, Child Welfare, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Welfare Services, Foster Care, Federal Legislation, Well Being, Risk, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001