These publications are built upon information that has been collected and released since 2006 as part of numerous editions of the National Datasheet. The first edition of the National Datasheet, released in 2006, included a limited, but consistent, group of research studies, all depicting the poor educational outcomes of students in foster care, and raising awareness about the critical importance of prioritizing education for students in foster care. Between 2006 and 2018, the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education (a project of the American Bar Association, Center on Children and the Law), in partnership with the National Working Group on Foster Care and Education (National Working Group), released several revised editions of this National Datasheet. We are grateful to our current and past philanthropic partners, including Casey Family Programs, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Stuart Foundation, as well as numerous National Work Group members, who have provided information over many years to make this resource a valuable compilation of data, research, and promising interventions.
In 2021, the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education, worked to simultaneously create tools to support California stakeholders (through generous support from the Los Angeles County Office of Education) and to update and release this 2022 edition of the National Datasheet.
Create tools to support California stakeholders