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Foster Care Youth:  Improving Educational Outcomes

Publications and Other Resources

Publications

Washington State Education and Child Welfare Departments' Joint Letter on the Uninterrupted Scholars Act (PDF)
Superintendent Dorn, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Kevin Quigley, Secretary, Department of Social and Health Services

Children in Foster Care: Cross-System Collaboration for Stability and Improved Education Outcomes 2012 (PDF)
June 2013 report to the Legislature

Annual Report on Students in Foster Care (PDF)
January 2012 report to the Legislature

Annual Report on Students in Foster Care (PDF)
February 2009 report to the Legislature

Foster Care Primer (Word)
A brochure "clarifying the roles of schools, foster parents, and the division of children and family services in the lives of foster children"

Helping Foster Children Achieve Educational Stability and Success: A Field Guide For Information Sharing (PDF)
This booklet clarifies how much information you can share about a student who is in foster care, or know to whom you are able to speak

Students in Foster Care: What school staff need to know (PDF)
A brochure from Washington Department of Social Health Services

Education Advocacy Program (PDF)
A brochure from Washington Department of Social Health Services on improving education outcomes or children and youth in foster care

Educational Attainment of Foster Youth
The executive summary and full report from the Washington State Institute for Public Policy on the achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care, November 2001

Web Sites

Independence for Foster Youth
A Web site for foster youth between the ages of 13 and 21 to help them successfully transition into adulthood and postsecondary education

Kinship Care in Washington State
A resource for the 35,000 people in Washington state caring for a relative’s child.

King County Kinship Collaboration
A resource for the 18,000 people in King County raising a relative’s child.

Public Policy Reports

Educational Attainment of Foster Children: 2006 Results
The full report from the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, March 2008

Make It Happen!: Preliminary Report on College Summer Program for Youth in Foster Care
The preliminary report from the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, March 2008

Foster Care to College Partnership Evaluation: Program Overview and Research Design
A preliminary report from Washington State Institute for Public Policy, September 2007

Contact Information

Dr. Ken Emmil
Program Supervisor
(360) 725-6044

 

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