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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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Juvenile Law Center's Improving the Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Disabilities in Foster Care Juvenile Law Center's Improving the Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Disabilities in Foster Care 2013 PA
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A Guide for Youth in Care on Paying for Higher Education in Pennsylvania A Guide for Youth in Care on Paying for Higher Education in Pennsylvania 2011 PA
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* A Guide on the Rights of Youth in Substitute Care in Pennsylvania 2010 PA
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A Home for the Holidays-Five Things Your Campus Can Do to Help Homeless and Foster Youth A Home for the Holidays-Five Things Your Campus Can Do to Help Homeless and Foster Youth 2013 Nat.
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A Policy Agenda to Support College Success for Foster Youth A Policy Agenda to Support College Success for Foster Youth 2015 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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ABA Resolution ABA Resolution 2012 Nat.
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Achieving Success. Guidance for Colleges to Better Support Foster Youth Achieving Success. Guidance for Colleges to Better Support Foster Youth 2016
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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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Applying to Colleges and Trade Schools in PA Applying to Colleges and Trade Schools in PA 2011 PA
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At Greater Risk - California Foster Youth and the Path from High School to College At Greater Risk - California Foster Youth and the Path from High School to College 2013 CA
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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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CA Foster Youth Education Toolkit CA Foster Youth Education Toolkit 2016 CA
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Cal State Guardian Scholars Program Services Handout Cal State Guardian Scholars Program Services Handout CA
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California AB 167 - Frequently Asked Questions California AB 167 - Frequently Asked Questions 2010 CA
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California AB 216 California AB 216 2013 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 Foster Care Education Law Fact Sheet 2010 CA
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* California Foster Youth and Education Task Force: Key Legislation 2011 CA
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California Foster Youth Educational Planning Guide California Foster Youth Educational Planning Guide CA
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California Foster Youth Missing Out on Financial Aid California Foster Youth Missing Out on Financial Aid 2009 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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California Program Information Regarding Assembly Bill (AB) 12 and the Extension of Foster Care to Age 20 California Program Information Regarding Assembly Bill (AB) 12 and the Extension of Foster Care to Age 20 2011 CA
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* California Providing Effective Financial Aid Assistance to Students from Foster Care and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth 2011 CA
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California The Invisible Achievement Gap, Part 1, Education Outcomes of Students n Foster Care in California's Public Schools California The Invisible Achievement Gap, Part 1, Education Outcomes of Students n Foster Care in California's Public Schools 2013 CA
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California Youth Connection's Summary of Foster Youth Speak Outs California Youth Connection's Summary of Foster Youth Speak Outs 2006 CA
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Cal-PASS College Pathways Data Support Project Cal-PASS College Pathways Data Support Project CA
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Cal-PASS Ready to Succeed Project Information Cal-PASS Ready to Succeed Project Information CA
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Campus Support Programs in California and Washington State for Former Foster Youth Campus Support Programs in California and Washington State for Former Foster Youth 2009 CA, WA
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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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Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) Program: Six States’ Experiences Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) Program: Six States’ Experiences 2007 CA, ME, MT, NY, NC, WY
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Characteristics & Experiences of Former Foster Youth in Postsecondary Edu Characteristics & Experiences of Former Foster Youth in Postsecondary Edu 2016
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* Child Welfare/ Education Collaboration around Fostering Connections (Full Review) 2010 Nat.
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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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Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's 2013 Foster Youth Internship Report Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's 2013 Foster Youth Internship Report 2013 Nat.
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Connecticut Speak Up - Your Legal Rights in Foster Care Connecticut Speak Up - Your Legal Rights in Foster Care 2012 CT
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* Court Outcome Measures for Educational Well-Being for Children in Foster Care 2011 Nat.
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* Court-based Education Efforts for Children in Foster Care in Arizona 2007 AZ
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Creating Campus Support Systems for Foster and Homeless Students Creating Campus Support Systems for Foster and Homeless Students 2012 Nat.
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* Data Sheet: Fostering Success in Education : National Factsheet on the Educational Outcomes of Children in Foster Care 2014 Nat.
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Disproportionality in Education and Employment Outcomes of Adult Foster Care Alumni Disproportionality in Education and Employment Outcomes of Adult Foster Care Alumni 2009 Nat.
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Division of Public Schools: What We Look Like! Division of Public Schools: What We Look Like! 2011 FL
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Does education pay for youth formerly in foster care Comparison of employment outcomes with a national sample Does education pay for youth formerly in foster care Comparison of employment outcomes with a national sample 2014
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Educating Children in Foster Care, State Legislation, 2008-2012 Educating Children in Foster Care, State Legislation, 2008-2012 2012 Nat.
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Education Programs Supporting Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care Education Programs Supporting Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care 2014
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Education Resources from Oregon Foster Youth Connection Education Resources from Oregon Foster Youth Connection OR
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Educational and Employment Achievements of American Indian or Alaska Native Alumni of Foster Care Educational and Employment Achievements of American Indian or Alaska Native Alumni of Foster Care 2010 AK
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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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Educational Goal Advancement of Foster Youth and Independent Living Programs Educational Goal Advancement of Foster Youth and Independent Living Programs 2009 CA
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Ensuring California Foster Youth Access the Full Range of Financial Aid Ensuring California Foster Youth Access the Full Range of Financial Aid 2010 CA
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Evaluation of Summer Camp for Foster Youth Transitioning to College Evaluation of Summer Camp for Foster Youth Transitioning to College 2011 MI
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Examination of Post-Secondary Graduation and Retention of Foster Youth Examination of Post-Secondary Graduation and Retention of Foster Youth 2010 MI
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FAFSA Fact Sheet for Current or Former Foster Youth in Pennsylvania FAFSA Fact Sheet for Current or Former Foster Youth in Pennsylvania 2012 PA
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Financial Resources for Higher Education for Current and Former Foster Youth in Oregon Financial Resources for Higher Education for Current and Former Foster Youth in Oregon OR
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* First Look Report: Foster Youth Education Outcomes in Four California Counties 2011 CA
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* First Look Summary: Foster Youth Education Outcomes in Four California Counties 2011 CA
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Florida State Wide Memorandum of Understanding Florida State Wide Memorandum of Understanding 2009 FL
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* Florida Statewide Interagency Agreement 2010 FL
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Foster Club's Transition Toolkit Foster Club's Transition Toolkit 2010 Nat.
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FosterClub's Directory of Scholarship Resources FosterClub's Directory of Scholarship Resources Nat.
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* Fostering Connections Implementation Toolkit 2011 Nat.
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* Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-351) 2008 Nat.
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Fostering Higher Education Success - Tuition and Fee Exemption for Florida's Foster Youth Fostering Higher Education Success - Tuition and Fee Exemption for Florida's Foster Youth 2014 FL
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Fostering Success Michigan Collective Impact Framework Fostering Success Michigan Collective Impact Framework 2013 MI
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Getting Out of the Red Zone Getting Out of the Red Zone 2003 Nat.
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Getting Prepared for Graduate School. Created for Foster Care Alumni of California Getting Prepared for Graduate School. Created for Foster Care Alumni of California 2016 CA
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Great Expectations Coaches Reference Guide Great Expectations Coaches Reference Guide 2011 VA
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Guide for Youth in Care on Leveraging Your Story and Utilizing Your Resources for a College Degree Guide for Youth in Care on Leveraging Your Story and Utilizing Your Resources for a College Degree 2009 Nat.
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Higher Education Opportunity Act, H.R. 4137 Higher Education Opportunity Act, H.R. 4137 2008 Nat.
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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 I Pay for College. Grant Money for Pennsylvania Foster Youth How Can I Pay for College. Grant Money for Pennsylvania Foster Youth 2016 PA
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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 Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act Can Help Unaccompanied Homeless Youth and Foster Youth How The Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act Can Help Unaccompanied Homeless Youth and Foster Youth 2016
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Idaho Judicial Educational Needs Checklist Idaho Judicial Educational Needs Checklist 2006 ID
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Illinois Education Procedures 314 Illinois Education Procedures 314 2007 IL
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Illinois House Bill No. 4054 Illinois House Bill No. 4054 2009 IL
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* Improving Higher Education Outcomes for Young Adults from Foster Care-Selected Readings and Resources Nat.
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Improving the Educational Well-Being for Older Adopted & Guardianship-Placed Youth Improving the Educational Well-Being for Older Adopted & Guardianship-Placed Youth 2014
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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 Child Welfare Out-of-Home Placement Policy and Procedures Iowa Child Welfare Out-of-Home Placement Policy and Procedures 2012 IA
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Iowa Foster Parent Handbook Iowa Foster Parent Handbook 2002 IA
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Iowa Section 232.2 - requiring education records and postsecondary planning in case plan Iowa Section 232.2 - requiring education records and postsecondary planning in case plan 2011 IA
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Iowa Senate File 152 Iowa Senate File 152 2009 IA
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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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Measuring the Cost of Foster Care and the Return on Investments for the “Great Expectations” Initiative Measuring the Cost of Foster Care and the Return on Investments for the “Great Expectations” Initiative VA
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Michigan House Bill No. 5298 Michigan House Bill No. 5298 2009 MI
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Michigan Resource Guide to Higher Education Campus Support for Alumni of Foster Care Michigan Resource Guide to Higher Education Campus Support for Alumni of Foster Care 2012 MI
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Minnesota Bulletin: Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care Minnesota Bulletin: Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care 2010 MN
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Missouri Enduring Assets - Findings from a Study on the Financial Lives of Youth People Transitioning from Foster Care Missouri Enduring Assets - Findings from a Study on the Financial Lives of Youth People Transitioning from Foster Care 2012 MO
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Missouri Enduring Assets - The Financial Lives of Young People Transitioning from Foster Care Missouri Enduring Assets - The Financial Lives of Young People Transitioning from Foster Care 2012 MO
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NATIONAL SAMPLE JUDICIAL BENCHCARD NATIONAL SAMPLE JUDICIAL BENCHCARD 2017 Nat.
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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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* November 2011 Federal Foster Care and Education Convening Summary 2012 Nat.
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Order Establishing Education Committee of Permanent Judicial Commission For Children, Youth, and Families Order Establishing Education Committee of Permanent Judicial Commission For Children, Youth, and Families 2010 TX
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Oregon House Bill 3471 Oregon House Bill 3471 2011 OR
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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 Education Screen for Child Welfare Professionals 2010 PA
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Pennsylvania For the LOVE of Success - An Educational Toolkit for Philadelphia Foster Youth Pennsylvania For the LOVE of Success - An Educational Toolkit for Philadelphia Foster Youth 2013 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 Model Transition-Discharge Plan for Older Youth Leaving Care 2010 PA
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* Pennsylvania Rules of Juvenile Court Proceedings for Education (Dependency and Delinquency) 2011 PA
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Planning for Transitions and Supporting Foster Youth with Disabilities in College Planning for Transitions and Supporting Foster Youth with Disabilities in College 2009 CA
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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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* Q & A - Federal Laws That Increase Educational Opportunities for Older Youth in Out-Of-Home Care 2009 Nat.
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* Q & A : Postsecondary Education Resources for Youth in and Transitioning Out of Foster Care 2012 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: Tuition Waivers for Postsecondary Education Q & A: Tuition Waivers for Postsecondary Education 2008 Nat.
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Q & A: What Child Welfare Advocates Can Do for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Q & A: What Child Welfare Advocates Can Do for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth 2009 Nat.
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Ready to Succeed in the Classroom Ready to Succeed in the Classroom 2010 Nat.
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Report of the First National Convening of Postsecondary Education Support Programs for Former Foster Youth Report of the First National Convening of Postsecondary Education Support Programs for Former Foster Youth 2005 Nat.
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Residential Education: An Emerging Resource for Improving Educational Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care? Residential Education: An Emerging Resource for Improving Educational Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care? 2008 Nat.
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Review of the Texas Blueprint Recommendations Review of the Texas Blueprint Recommendations 2012 TX
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Statute Text for Texas Tuition and Fee Waivers Statute Text for Texas Tuition and Fee Waivers TX
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* Strengthening Americas Schools Act 2013 2013 Nat.
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Student Guide to Financial Aid and Scholarships in Pennsylvania Student Guide to Financial Aid and Scholarships in Pennsylvania 2012 PA
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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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Summer Camp Evaluation Study Summer Camp Evaluation Study 2011 MI
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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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* Teen Success Agreement To Ensure Older Youth in Child Welfare System Receive Age-appropriate Opportunities 2012 Nat.
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Texas - The Program Helping Texas Foster Care Youth Go to College - For Free Texas - The Program Helping Texas Foster Care Youth Go to College - For Free 2013 TX
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* Texas Blueprint on Transforming Education Outcomes for Children in Foster Care 2012 TX
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Texas Education Committee Focuses on Child Well-Being to Improve Educational Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care Texas Education Committee Focuses on Child Well-Being to Improve Educational Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care 2012 TX
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Texas Interim Report of the Education Committee to the Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families Texas Interim Report of the Education Committee to the Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families 2011 TX
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Texas State Bill Enacting Transition Assistance For Students in Substitute Care Texas State Bill Enacting Transition Assistance For Students in Substitute Care 2009 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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Texas Tuition Waiver Form Texas Tuition Waiver Form TX
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The Center for Fostering Success at Western Michigan University The Center for Fostering Success at Western Michigan University 2013 MI
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The Center for the Future of Learning and Teaching: Ready to Succeed in the Classroom: Teachers' Ideas About How School Districts Can Help Improve Educational Outcomes for Children and Youth in the Foster Care System The Center for the Future of Learning and Teaching: Ready to Succeed in the Classroom: Teachers' Ideas About How School Districts Can Help Improve Educational Outcomes for Children and Youth in the Foster Care System 2010 Nat.
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The Kansas Foster Child Educational Assistance Act (Senate Bill 85) The Kansas Foster Child Educational Assistance Act (Senate Bill 85) 2006 KS
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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 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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The Transition Years - Serving Current and Former Foster Youth Ages Eighteen to Twenty-one The Transition Years - Serving Current and Former Foster Youth Ages Eighteen to Twenty-one 2004 OK
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The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) 1998 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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Washington Foster Youth Transition to Independence Study Final Report Washington Foster Youth Transition to Independence Study Final Report 2004 WA
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Washington Foster Youth Transition to Independence Study First Annual Report Washington Foster Youth Transition to Independence Study First Annual Report 2002 WA
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Washington House Bill 2254 Washington House Bill 2254 2012 WA
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Washington House Bill 2592 Washington House Bill 2592 2012 WA
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Washington State Passport to College Program Description and Outcomes Washington State Passport to College Program Description and Outcomes 2012 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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West Virginia's Rules of Juvenile Procedure: Supporting Education and Transition Services for Young People West Virginia's Rules of Juvenile Procedure: Supporting Education and Transition Services for Young People 2010 WV
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Western Michigan University Seita Scholars Program Frequently Asked Questions Western Michigan University Seita Scholars Program Frequently Asked Questions 2013 MI
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Young Adult Perspectives Video on School and Post Secondary Education Young Adult Perspectives Video on School and Post Secondary Education Nat.
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Youth Perspectives on the Colorado Foster Care Education Data Youth Perspectives on the Colorado Foster Care Education Data 2014 CO
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* Youth-Developed Discharge Hearing Form 2011 Nat., PA