Youth in the foster and probation system consistently demonstrate the poorest education outcomes of any student group in the state. Struggles in school can lead to unstable placements and erase options for future self-sufficiency and success. California has some of the nation's best laws to address the education needs of foster youth; however, they are often underutilized.
This webinar shares the most recent statewide data on foster youth education outcomes, and discuss how that data helps determine starting points for improvement. The webinar also goes over foster youth education rights and highlight the most recent developments in state and federal law meant to help bridge the gaps that foster youth experience. Finally, the webinar provides participants access to comprehensive toolkits and model policies designed to address these issues.