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Monitoring Truancy

October 29, 2014
Last spring at a truancy court appearance in front of Johnson County Justice of the Peace Pat Jacobs, a 17-year-old high school student who routinely skipped her last class of the day was ordered to wear an ankle monitor to convince her to take the…

D’Anthony’s Story

October 24, 2014
Foster care was a life of mind-numbing medications, head-spinning moves and, ultimately, heart-wrenching loneliness — until one adult finally listened and helped him realize there might be a better path…

FosterEd AZ Briefs State Legislators

September 18, 2014
Proponents of a program that links foster children with education advocates to improve their success in school want the Arizona Legislature to expand a pilot program now used just in Pima County.…

State, districts struggle to support foster youth

September 15, 2014
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Drugging Our Kids

August 23, 2014
Children in California’s foster care system are prescribed unproven, risky medications at alarming rates…