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Study: California School Districts Seek Effective Ways to Develop Support for Foster Youth

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAccording to a new report on foster youth and California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), many school districts in the state have faced obstacles as they strive to properly support the needs of foster youth. Coupled with the trauma and multiple home and school placements foster youth experience, lack of support, the report explains, can produce poor educational outcomes, which “lead to profound consequences in adulthood.”

The report, Foster Youth and the Early Implementation of the LCFF: Not Yet Making the Grade, was conducted by SRI Education and J. Koppich and Associates on behalf of the National Center for Youth Law. Although school districts have taken steps to support foster students, findings show significant gaps between California’s focus on highlighting foster youth as a target group and the current support systems of the state and its counties and districts for this vulnerable group.

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