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In This Issue: Oregon fails to ensure that all children can attend a full day of school, Healthy sexual development to Improve outcomes for youth in foster care, and leading educators criticize DeVos.

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Foster Youth and Early Implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula - Not Yet Making the Grade

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on July 1, 2013, is the first 

Equal Educational Opportunities for Native American Youth

by Mae Ackerman-Brimberg

This article is the second in a two-part series.

“We knew without a doubt we were the

Combatting Implicit Bias to Reduce Disparities in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

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Jason Okonofua, Stanford University
Kristi Harris, U.S. Department of Education
Michael Harris, National Center for Youth Law
Hannah

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Achieving Equal Educational Opportunities for Native American Youth: Lessons from Communities Working for Change

During the first visit to Indian Country by a United States President in fifteen years, President Obama recently described a crisis in Native American education.1 Although the President focused on tribal schools run by the federal government, which are some of the lowest performing schools in the country,2 Native American students across the United States suffer from inadequate educational opportunities.

Happy Birthday, Assembly Bill 490: Celebrating 10 Years Of Improving Educational Stability For Students In Foster Care

By Leecia Welch

This year marks an important milestone in California’s effort to improve educational outcomes for youth in foster

Report Documents “Invisible Achievement Gap” for Children in Foster Care

The first part of a report documenting the achievement gap between children in foster care and other students was released

Increased Federal Attention to the Need for Education Legislation Focusing on Foster Youth

Foster children’s shockingly poor educational outcomes have been increasingly well-documented in recent years.1 The Fostering Connections Act of 2008

California Embraces Comprehensive School Finance Reform and Protects Educational Services for Foster Youth

By Maya Cooper

California’s legislature passed the new state budget on June 14, 2013. The budget language includes several provisions

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