Fostering Opportunities: Improving Educational Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care

Saturday February 10, 2018
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Room 115

In order to ensure equal educational opportunities for all students, we must start with the most vulnerable. Students in foster care are changing schools and/or dropping out at higher rates than their same-age peers. This presentation is designed to shine light on the invisible achievement gap for youth in foster care and identify systematic processes for educators to collaborate with child-welfare agencies to better serve this population. Participants will learn about what has worked in Jefferson County, Colorado to address this issue on all system levels- including direct service, policy change and implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Presenters
type:
Lecture
theme:
instruction
audience:
classroom leaders
topics:
improving graduation rate, at-risk populations