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Districts will get extra funding for foster students

California school districts will receive additional funds based on number of enrolled foster students for the first time.

EquitySchools and districtsStudents in foster care

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Many Students 'Stop Out' of High School, Studies Find

Dropping out of high school isn’t necessarily the end of the line, but might be a “stop out” along the path to a diploma.

College & careerEnglish learnersEquitySchool climateSchools and districtsStudents in foster care

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California Test Scores Show Little Progress With Foster Children

Analysis of California Smarter Balanced test scores highlights large equity gaps between foster youth and their peers.

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New Law Makes it Easier to Support Arizona Foster Children

New Arizona law is a step in improving the lives of many students in foster care. WestEd study cited in article.

Health & safetySchools and districtsStudents in foster care

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Districts Will Get Extra Funding for Foster Students, but State Has to Find Them First

WestEd resource mentioned in article on identifying and tracking students in foster care for additional district funding.

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