National Center for Youth Law



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.



NCYL’s Greatest Hits

The following is an overview of the work done in NCYL’s priority areas over the past 40 years.

Child Welfare

Helping Foster Children Make The Grade: NCYL Embarks On Research-Driven Education Reform

by Caroline Van Zile

The National Center for Youth Law has recently embarked on an ambitious education reform effort called

Education Advocacy Systems - A Study of How California Counties Ensure Foster Youth Receive the Educational Advocacy and Opportunities They Need

This report examines an emerging strategy designed to ensure foster youth receive the educational advocacy and opportunities they need: the

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Dyer v. CIF Prompts Policy and Legislative Changes that Benefit Foster Youth

The National Center for Youth Law’s (NCYL) victory in Dyer v. CIF has prompted significant policy and legislative developments that

No Child Left Behind Fails to Close the Achievement Gap

by Jesse Hahnel

Recently released results from the 2008 administration of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP)1  suggest

Dalton Dyer v. CIF: A Major Victory for Foster Youth in California

By Bryn Martyna

The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) won a major victory for the rights of California foster

New California Court Rules Protect Foster Children’s Educational Rights

By Betsy Wang

In January 2008, the Judicial Council of California adopted a new set of court rules in response

An Ecological Approach to National Education Reform

By Robyn Gould

*The views and recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author, and not necessarily

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