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NCYL News – March 2017
VOL. 2 NO. 1

In This Issue: Anti-Bullying Network Launched, New Mexico Legislation for Students in Foster Care and Texas Truancy Decriminalization Continues to Have Large Impact


Highlights of Our Work – March 2017

March 1, 2017
Finding Safe, Supportive Homes for Teens in Foster Care ›
NCYL recently kicked off a 50-state study to identify state laws and regulations that either help or hinder placement of foster teens in safe, supportive homes before they age-out of the

More Protections for Texas Special Education Students

March 1, 2017
For several years Disability Rights Texas, the National Center for Youth Law, and Texas Appleseed have worked to end the unlawful practice of Texas school districts forcing their most vulnerable students out of school through adult criminal court procedures for truancy. In 2015, legislation passed…

New Mexico Moves to Support students in foster Care

March 1, 2017
FosterEd: New Mexico has a key piece of its policy agenda on the way to Governor Susana Martinez’s desk. SB 213/HB 301 sponsored by Senator Gay Kernan and Representatives Gail Chasey and Doreen Gallegos, ensures that our most vulnerable students—including students in foster care, students…

Standing Up to Bullies

March 1, 2017
Together with key partners, the National Center for Youth Law has launched a campaign to ensure school districts protect vulnerable students from harassment, bullying and intimidation. The unprecedented racism, sexism and xenophobia that emanated from the 2016 Trump campaign sent a powerful signal across the…