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Students who are in foster care deserve to have the best possible education experience and to be properly prepared for post-secondary programs or employment. In hopes of improving education outcomes for those students who have experienced foster care, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Department of Education have worked in collaboration to ensure that federal guidelines are being met. In the past year, there have been updates to foster care policy that addresses education, including transportation plans and payment. This session provide a review of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and will provide updates regarding these policies and best practices to those in the field. This webinar will be focused on providing foster care liaisons, education professionals, foster parents and supportive adults helpful information about helping youth in foster care navigate K-12 education.
Fostering Success Michigan is a program of The New Foster Care that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline."Make a Donation