• September 2014
  • Vol. 15, No. 8

Current Theme or Topic

This month, CBX looks at the barriers to academic success faced by children and youth in foster care and some promising practices for enhancing their educational stability. Research shows that many children and youth in foster care are less likely to graduate from high school and attend college than their peers.

  • Federal Collaboration to Support Educational Stability
    By Johan Uvin, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), U.S. Department of Education For many students, the beginning of a new school year is a...

  • Q&A on Educational Training Vouchers
    Educational Training Vouchers (ETVs) are funded by the Federal Government and administered by States to help youth currently and formerly in foster care pay for college or career training...

  • Fostering Independence by Supporting College Success
    Researchers in New York State estimate that youth who have been in foster care are far less likely to be enrolled in college than youth who have not been in care, raising their chances of higher...

  • Education Needs of Children in Congregate Care
    There are approximately 58,000 children in the United States that live in residential placements such as group homes and treatment facilities. In the question-and-answer factsheet, How Can We...

  • Kinship Caregivers as Teachers
    The placement of children with kinship caregivers has increased in recent years, and the emphasis of child welfare agencies' support for kinship caregivers has generally focused on safety,...