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Are you new to the topic of foster care and education and aren’t sure where to begin? Start here

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Federal Highlights
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  Learn about what is happening in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, as well as the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services around foster care and education. 

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State Highlights
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Across the country, child welfare agencies, schools, and courts are working together to improve education outcomes for children in foster care. Learn about state progress, updates, and trends. 

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Fostering Connections
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The Fostering Connections Act is designed to ensure school stability for children in foster care. Learn practical strategies and access tools to effectively implement the law.

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Data & Information Sharing
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Collecting, evaluating, and sharing information on the education of children in foster care is essential to improving their educational outcomes. Access tools to help you develop and implement your data and information-sharing goals.

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Special Education
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Who holds special education decisionmaking rights for children in foster care? We have developed a variety of materials to help you understand this complex and state-specific issue. 

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