The McKinney-Vento Act and Children and Youth Awaiting Foster Care Placement
This report provides information about youth waiting to enter foster care and the ability to continue with their education during this process.
This report describes how eight jurisdictions are defining awaiting foster care placement and how they are implementing the McKinney-Vento Act for youth in out-of-home care. It offers concrete strategies for building and maintaining effective collaborations between child welfare and education agencies and supporting the educational success of youth in care. As the jurisdictions highlighted in this publication show, effective collaboration across agencies can increase the academic success and overall well-being of youth in care. However, to ensure that all youth in out-of-home care can benefit from school stability and support for academic success, changes to federal education and child welfare legislation are necessary. (Author)
View the report: "The McKinney-Vento Act and Children and Youth Awaiting Foster Care Placement".
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