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.



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

California Moves to Improve Group Home Schools

by Sara Woodward

The California Legislature passed two new laws in the recently concluded session—Assembly Bill 1858 and Senate Bill

Advocates Seek Improvements in Education for Foster Youth

By Sara Woodward

Foster youth face a daunting array of obstacles in their education. Many school districts and child welfare

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