(AP Photo - Rich Pedroncelli)
The state of California has shown their dedication to improving educational outcomes for youth in foster care by designation funding to address special learning and emotional needs of youth in care. The plan also holds educators and administrators accountable. The amount of effort and funding goes well beyond the standard for child welfare.
“It means educators and elected officials have recognized the group is facing unique educational hardships from abuse or neglect, frequent moves and experiences in foster or group homes,” said Molly Dunn, a lawyer with the Alliance for Children’s Rights, a Los Angeles-based advocacy group.
The groundwork is being done in order to implement the state-wide strategy. FosterClub will have fun keeping an eye on progress and successful outcomes!