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Blueprint for change The "Blueprint for Change" is a tool for change. The 8 goals are a framework for both direct case advocacy and system reform efforts. Search by Goal to learn about relevant laws, tools, and publications.

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Goal 1
Decrease School Mobility
Goal 2
Seamless Transitions Between Schools
Goal 3
Early Education and School Readiness
Goal 4
K-12 Participation and Completion
Goal 5
Reduce Drop-out, Truancy, and School Discipline
Goal 6
Youth Empowerment and Engagement
Goal 7
Education Advocates and Decisionmakers
Goal 8
Postsecondary Entrance and Completion

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California Research Study - JGC Legislative Summary- SB 543, AB 636, and AB 490 California Research Study - JGC Legislative Summary- SB 543, AB 636, and AB 490 2009 CA
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“Our Community, Our Children” School Based Foster/Adoptive Parent Recruitment Campaign “Our Community, Our Children” School Based Foster/Adoptive Parent Recruitment Campaign CA
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A Road Map for Learning: Improving Educational Outcomes in Foster Care A Road Map for Learning: Improving Educational Outcomes in Foster Care 2004 Nat.
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* Addressing the Educational Needs of Children in Foster Care- A Guide for Judges, Advocates and Child Welfare Professionals 2006 Nat.
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Arizona Improving Educational Opportunities and Outcomes for Youth in Care Arizona Improving Educational Opportunities and Outcomes for Youth in Care 2007 AK
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Arkansas Child Care & Child Welfare Partnership Toolkit Arkansas Child Care & Child Welfare Partnership Toolkit AR
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* Blueprint for Change Goals and Benchmarks (Insert Card) 2008 Nat.
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* Blueprint for Change: Education Success for Students in Foster Care 2009 Nat.
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Broward County, Florida Interagency Agreement Broward County, Florida Interagency Agreement FL
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California AB 1909 requiring schools to notify child welfare about potential expulsion of child in care California AB 1909 requiring schools to notify child welfare about potential expulsion of child in care 2012 CA
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California Child Welfare Education Bill List Prepared for Informational Purposes for the CA FYETF California Child Welfare Education Bill List Prepared for Informational Purposes for the CA FYETF 2012 CA
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California Department of Education Report to the Governor and the Legislature - Foster Youth Services Program 2012 (Executive Summary) California Department of Education Report to the Governor and the Legislature - Foster Youth Services Program 2012 (Executive Summary) 2012 CA
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California Educational Representative or Surrogate Parent Information California Educational Representative or Surrogate Parent Information 2008 CA
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California Findings and Orders Limiting Right to Make Educational Decisions for the Child, Appointing Educational Representative, and Determining Child's Educational Needs California Findings and Orders Limiting Right to Make Educational Decisions for the Child, Appointing Educational Representative, and Determining Child's Educational Needs 2008 CA
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California Foster Care Education Fact Sheets California Foster Care Education Fact Sheets 2005 CA
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* California Foster Care Education Law Fact Sheet 2010 CA
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California Gloria Molina Foster Youth Education Program California Gloria Molina Foster Youth Education Program 2011 CA
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Caregivers, School Liaisons, and Agency Advocates Speak Out About the Educational Needs of Children and Youths in Foster Care Caregivers, School Liaisons, and Agency Advocates Speak Out About the Educational Needs of Children and Youths in Foster Care 2010 Nat.
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Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning: Ready to Succeed in the Classroom: Teachers' Ideas About How Communities Can Help Improve Educational Outcomes for Children and Youth in the Foster Care System Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning: Ready to Succeed in the Classroom: Teachers' Ideas About How Communities Can Help Improve Educational Outcomes for Children and Youth in the Foster Care System 2010 Nat.
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Child Welfare and Education Collaboration (Highlights) Child Welfare and Education Collaboration (Highlights) 2010 DE, NB, NY, TX, VA, WI
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Children Adrift: Addressing the Educational Needs of New York’s Foster Children Children Adrift: Addressing the Educational Needs of New York’s Foster Children 2006 NY
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College Access and Success for Students Experiencing Homelessness - A Toolkit for Educators and Service Providers College Access and Success for Students Experiencing Homelessness - A Toolkit for Educators and Service Providers 2013 Nat.
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Colorado Educational Law in the Child Welfare System - A Multi-disciplinary Curriculum for Improvement of the Child Welfare System Colorado Educational Law in the Child Welfare System - A Multi-disciplinary Curriculum for Improvement of the Child Welfare System 2012 CO
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* Court-based Education Efforts for Children in Foster Care in Arizona 2007 AZ
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Delaware Education Primer for Attorneys Guardian Ad Litem on Enrollment, Special Education, Discipline, Homebound, Expulsion Delaware Education Primer for Attorneys Guardian Ad Litem on Enrollment, Special Education, Discipline, Homebound, Expulsion DE
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Dependent Child’s Educational Checklist Dependent Child’s Educational Checklist 2006 WA
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Educating Tennessee Children in Custody Educating Tennessee Children in Custody 2006 TN
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Educational Advocacy Curriculum Educational Advocacy Curriculum Nat.
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Educational Advocates for Foster Youth in Washington State Educational Advocates for Foster Youth in Washington State 2012 WA
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Educational and Employment Achievements of American Indian/Alaska Native Alumni of Foster Care Educational and Employment Achievements of American Indian/Alaska Native Alumni of Foster Care 2009 Nat.
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Every Child, Every Hearing Every Child, Every Hearing 2007 CA
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* Everyone Can Make a Difference Volume 2 (Bright Spots) 2011 Nat.
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* Florida Education Resources from Everybody's a Teacher Project FL
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* Florida Statewide Interagency Agreement 2010 FL
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Foster Youth Education Initiative Foster Youth Education Initiative 2010 CA
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Frequent Moving has a Negative Affect on the School Achievement of Foster Children Makes the Case for Reform Frequent Moving has a Negative Affect on the School Achievement of Foster Children Makes the Case for Reform 2010 Nat.
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Georgia Annotated Code 160-5-1-.28, Student Enrollment and Withdrawal Georgia Annotated Code 160-5-1-.28, Student Enrollment and Withdrawal 2006 GA
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Getting Out of the Red Zone Getting Out of the Red Zone 2003 Nat.
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Grappling with the Gaps - Toward a Research Agenda to Meet the Educational Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care Grappling with the Gaps - Toward a Research Agenda to Meet the Educational Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care 2010 Nat.
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* Grappling with the Gaps Toward a Research Agenda to Meet the Educational Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care 2010 CA
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Great Expectations Coaches Reference Guide Great Expectations Coaches Reference Guide 2011 VA
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Group Schools Hill Staffers on Foster Youths’ Educational Struggles Group Schools Hill Staffers on Foster Youths’ Educational Struggles 2014 Nat.
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Hawaii Authority to Provide Educational Consent Hawaii Authority to Provide Educational Consent Hi
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Hawaii Surrogate Parent Guide Hawaii Surrogate Parent Guide 2007 HI
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Hopes & Hurdles: California Foster Youth and College Financial Aid Hopes & Hurdles: California Foster Youth and College Financial Aid 2009 CA
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How Can We Ensure Educational Success For Dependent Youth In Congregate Care How Can We Ensure Educational Success For Dependent Youth In Congregate Care 2014
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How States Are Implementing the Education Provisions of Fostering Connections How States Are Implementing the Education Provisions of Fostering Connections 2009 Nat.
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* How the IDEA and Fostering Connections Overlap 2012 Nat.
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Idaho Judicial Educational Needs Checklist Idaho Judicial Educational Needs Checklist 2006 ID
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IDEA 2004: Nuts & Bolts of Homeless and Foster Care/Ward of the State Provisions IDEA 2004: Nuts & Bolts of Homeless and Foster Care/Ward of the State Provisions 2004 Nat.
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IDEA Regulations IDEA Regulations 2004 Nat.
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Illinois Education Procedures 314 Illinois Education Procedures 314 2007 IL
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* In School, the Right School, Finish School: A Guide to Improving Educational Opportunities for Court-Involved Youth 2007 Nat.
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Iowa Agreement and Consent for School Activities Iowa Agreement and Consent for School Activities 2011 IA
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Iowa Child Welfare Appendix of Resources Iowa Child Welfare Appendix of Resources 2011 IA
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Iowa Decision-Making for Children with Disabilities in Foster Care Iowa Decision-Making for Children with Disabilities in Foster Care 2011 IA
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Iowa Foster Care and Education Issue Brief Iowa Foster Care and Education Issue Brief 2013 IA
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Iowa Foster Parent Handbook Iowa Foster Parent Handbook 2002 IA
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Iowa HF 2388 Iowa HF 2388 2014 IA
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Iowa Interagency Agreement between Department of Human Services and Department of Education Iowa Interagency Agreement between Department of Human Services and Department of Education 2009 IA
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Iowa Memo on Improving Educational Outcomes for Children in Foster Care Iowa Memo on Improving Educational Outcomes for Children in Foster Care 2009 IA
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* Issue Brief: Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities in the Child Welfare System 2012 Nat.
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Issue Brief: Identifying Special Education Decision Makers for Children in Foster Care: State Law Questions Issue Brief: Identifying Special Education Decision Makers for Children in Foster Care: State Law Questions 2007 Nat.
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* Issue Brief: Making Best Interest Decisions under Fostering Connections 2011 Nat.
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* Kids in School Rule! (Cincinnati, Ohio) 2009 OH
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Kids in School Rule! Improving School Outcomes for Students in Care Kids in School Rule! Improving School Outcomes for Students in Care Ohio
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Kidspeak: Foster Kids Speak Out on Educational Success Kidspeak: Foster Kids Speak Out on Educational Success 2010 MI
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* Legal Center for Foster Care & Education - Publications and Resources 2011 Nat.
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* Legal Center for Foster Care & Education - Technical Assistance 2011 Nat.
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Letter from US Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to State Director of Special Education Letter from US Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to State Director of Special Education 2013 Nat.
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Minnesota Study on High School Graduation and Child Welfare Minnesota Study on High School Graduation and Child Welfare 2006 MN
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MOU Between Commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children's Services and Chancellor of the New York City Board of Education MOU Between Commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children's Services and Chancellor of the New York City Board of Education 1997 NY
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* Mythbusting: Breaking Down Confidentiality and Decision-Making Barriers to Meet the Education Needs of Children in Foster Care 2005 Nat.
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NATIONAL SAMPLE JUDICIAL BENCHCARD NATIONAL SAMPLE JUDICIAL BENCHCARD 2017 Nat.
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Nebraska Child Welfare, Education, and the Courts - Achieving Educational Stability Milestones through Systems Collaboration Nebraska Child Welfare, Education, and the Courts - Achieving Educational Stability Milestones through Systems Collaboration 2012 NE
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New Data: California Foster Youth: On the Path to Irresistible Information New Data: California Foster Youth: On the Path to Irresistible Information 2010 CA
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New Mexico Child Protection Best Practice Bulletin - Education Advocacy New Mexico Child Protection Best Practice Bulletin - Education Advocacy NM
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New York Educational Neglect - An Advocate’s Perspective New York Educational Neglect - An Advocate’s Perspective 2010 NY
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New York Memorandum of Understanding New York Memorandum of Understanding 2001 NY
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New York Project School Success Memorandum of Understanding New York Project School Success Memorandum of Understanding 2008 NY
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* November 2011 Federal Foster Care and Education Convening Summary 2012 Nat.
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Ohio Kids in School Rule! Memorandum of Understanding Ohio Kids in School Rule! Memorandum of Understanding 2011 OH
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Order Limiting Parent’s Right to Make Education Decisions for the Child and Appointing Responsible Adult as Educational Representative – Juvenile Order Limiting Parent’s Right to Make Education Decisions for the Child and Appointing Responsible Adult as Educational Representative – Juvenile 2007 CA
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Oregon Law Summary: Best Interest Decisionmaking Oregon Law Summary: Best Interest Decisionmaking 2011 OR
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* Pennslvania Office of Children, Youth, and Families Bulletin: Education Screen 2010 PA
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* Pennsylvania Child Welfare Policy Guidance on School Stability and Continuity 2009 PA
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* Pennsylvania Education Screen for Child Welfare Professionals 2010 PA
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Pennsylvania Improving Educational Outcomes for Child Welfare–Involved Youth - Allegheny County’s Implementation of the Child Welfare Education Screen Pennsylvania Improving Educational Outcomes for Child Welfare–Involved Youth - Allegheny County’s Implementation of the Child Welfare Education Screen 2013 PA
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Pennsylvania Order Appointing Educational Decision Maker Pennsylvania Order Appointing Educational Decision Maker 2013 PA
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* Pennsylvania Rules of Juvenile Court Proceedings for Education (Dependency and Delinquency) 2011 PA
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Pennsylvania's Basic Education Circular on Surrogate Parents Pennsylvania's Basic Education Circular on Surrogate Parents 2014 PA
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Philly Child Welfare and School District: Sample Protocol for Educational Stability and Continuity of Children in Out of Home Placement Philly Child Welfare and School District: Sample Protocol for Educational Stability and Continuity of Children in Out of Home Placement 2009 PA
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Post-Secondary Education and Training Support Utilization by Students from Foster Care: Findings from Scholarship Recipient Interviews Post-Secondary Education and Training Support Utilization by Students from Foster Care: Findings from Scholarship Recipient Interviews 2008 Nat.
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Promising Models for Improving Educational Outcomes for Foster Youth - Fact Sheet Promising Models for Improving Educational Outcomes for Foster Youth - Fact Sheet 2012 MD, IN, CA
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* Q & A - Federal Laws That Increase Educational Opportunities for Older Youth in Out-Of-Home Care 2009 Nat.
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* Q & A Blueprint For Change: Education Success For Children in Foster Care 2009 Nat.
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* Q & A: How Can We Ensure Educational Success for Dependent Youth in Congregate Care 2014 Nat.
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* Q & A: Courtroom Education Advocacy 2009 Nat.
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* Q & A: Child and Family Service Reviews and the Education Well-Being Outcome 2009 Nat.
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* Q & A: No Child Left Behind and Children in Out-of-Home Care 2008 Nat.
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* Q & A: Surrogate Parent Programs 2009 Nat.
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Q & A: Surrogate Parent Programs Q & A: Surrogate Parent Programs 2008 Nat.
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Ready to Succeed in the Classroom Ready to Succeed in the Classroom 2010 Nat.
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Rhode Island SB 2872 Rhode Island SB 2872 2010 RI
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School Discipline & Youth in Foster Care Issue Brief School Discipline & Youth in Foster Care Issue Brief 2014
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* Special Education Decisions (Factsheet for Caseworkers) 2008 Nat.
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Special Education Decisions (Factsheet for Children's Attorney) Special Education Decisions (Factsheet for Children's Attorney) 2008 Nat.
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Special Education Decisions (Factsheet for Foster Parent) Special Education Decisions (Factsheet for Foster Parent) 2008 Nat.
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Special Education Decisions (Factsheet for Youth) Special Education Decisions (Factsheet for Youth) 2008 Nat.
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* Special Education Decisions for Children in Foster Care: Everyone Has a Role 2007 Nat.
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Structuring Policies & Practices to Support Educational Resilience of Foster Youth Structuring Policies & Practices to Support Educational Resilience of Foster Youth 2016
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Suggested Practices to Improve Educational Outcomes of Children Living in Foster Care in Wisconsin Suggested Practices to Improve Educational Outcomes of Children Living in Foster Care in Wisconsin 2010 WI
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Supporting Success - Improving Higher Education Outcomes for Students from Foster Care Supporting Success - Improving Higher Education Outcomes for Students from Foster Care 2008 Nat.
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Sustained and Coordinated Efforts Could Facilitate Data Sharing While Protecting Privacy, US GAO Report Sustained and Coordinated Efforts Could Facilitate Data Sharing While Protecting Privacy, US GAO Report 2013 Nat.
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Texas Foster Care and Student Success Resource Guide - Texas Systems Working Together to Transform Education Outcomes of Students in Foster Care Texas Foster Care and Student Success Resource Guide - Texas Systems Working Together to Transform Education Outcomes of Students in Foster Care 2013 TX
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Texas House Bill 2619 Texas House Bill 2619 2013 TX
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* Texas Order Establishing Educational Committee of Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families 2010 TX
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Texas Report Card on the Education of Foster Children Texas Report Card on the Education of Foster Children 2008 TX
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Texas Transforming Education Outcomes for Children and Youth in Foster Care Using a Statewide Collaborative Model Texas Transforming Education Outcomes for Children and Youth in Foster Care Using a Statewide Collaborative Model 2013 TX
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Texas Transition Center Rosters Texas Transition Center Rosters TX
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Texas Transitional Living Services Texas Transitional Living Services 2010 TX
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The Association Between Length of Stay in Residential Care and Educational Achievement: Results from 5- and 16-year follow-up studies The Association Between Length of Stay in Residential Care and Educational Achievement: Results from 5- and 16-year follow-up studies 2010 Nat.
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The CFSR: State Results around Educating Children in Foster Care The CFSR: State Results around Educating Children in Foster Care 2003 Nat.
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The Need for Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care: Recommendations for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization The Need for Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care: Recommendations for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization 2010 Nat.
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The Need for Federal Education Law to Support Educational Stability & Success for Children in Foster Care The Need for Federal Education Law to Support Educational Stability & Success for Children in Foster Care 2015
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The Texas Blueprint--A Model for Improving School Experiences for Children in Foster Care The Texas Blueprint--A Model for Improving School Experiences for Children in Foster Care 2015 Texas
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Time for Reform: Aging Out and On Their Own Time for Reform: Aging Out and On Their Own 2007 Nat.
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Troubled Water - Foster Care Youth and College Troubled Water - Foster Care Youth and College 2010 MI
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Underperforming Schools and the Education of Vulnerable Children Underperforming Schools and the Education of Vulnerable Children 2009 Nat.
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Vermont Department for Children and Families Policy: Educational Issues for Children in Custody Vermont Department for Children and Families Policy: Educational Issues for Children in Custody 2008 VT
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Vermont Memorandum of Understanding Related to Postsecondary Education Access and Opportunities Vermont Memorandum of Understanding Related to Postsecondary Education Access and Opportunities 2007 VT
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Virginia Best Interest Determination for Foster Care School Placement Form Virginia Best Interest Determination for Foster Care School Placement Form 2010 VA
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Virginia Senate Bill No. 1038 Virginia Senate Bill No. 1038 2011 VA
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Washington Helping Foster Children Achieve Educational Stability and Success: A Field Guide for Information Sharing Washington Helping Foster Children Achieve Educational Stability and Success: A Field Guide for Information Sharing 2004 WA
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Washington, DC - Policy on Completion of Education/Vocation Assessments Washington, DC - Policy on Completion of Education/Vocation Assessments 2010 DC
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Washington, DC Education Checklist for Judicial Officers Washington, DC Education Checklist for Judicial Officers 2007 DC
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Wisconsin Educational Services for Children Placed in Foster Care Wisconsin Educational Services for Children Placed in Foster Care 2010 WI