• September/October 2011
  • Vol. 12, No. 7

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Toolkit for Education Provisions of Fostering Connections

The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 included several provisions designed to increase the educational stability and experience of children in foster care. The Legal Center for Foster Care and Education has developed an online toolkit for States and agencies that focuses on these education provisions by providing resources to help ensure compliance. The State Implementation Toolkit features:

  • Detailed issue briefs with analyses, examples, and best practices on the education stability provisions
  • State checklists that outline questions and considerations for implementing Fostering Connections
  • Materials to explain the overlap of the McKinney-Vento Act and Fostering Connections Act
  • A webinar about providing school transportation for children in out-of-home care

Users are encouraged to contact the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education if they would like training and technical assistance on implementing the Fostering Connections education provisions.

To view the State Implementation Toolkit, visit the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law:

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/child_law/projects_initiatives/education/state_implementation_toolkit.html

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