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Strengthening Policies for Foster Youth Postsecondary Attainment

Posted: October 24, 2016
Authors: Molly Sarubbi, Emily Parker, Brian A. Sponsler
Organizations: Education Commission of the States

Foster youth continue to face unique challenges in their pursuit of a postsecondary credential because of entangled policy initiatives and an inconsistent spectrum of support, contends this report from the Education Commission of the States. Of the 415,000 youth in foster care, 46 percent will earn a high school diploma and less than 3 percent will obtain a bachelor’s degree, the report states.

Strengthening Policies for Foster Youth Postsecondary Attainment