Three years into new federal requirement, LAUSD leading the way among the few California districts focused on keeping foster students in their home schools
This story originally appeared in The Chronicle of Social Change In the eastern suburbs of Sacramento County, Kamika Hebbert keeps a watchful eye for signs of how an unstable environment affects young minds. There’s the restlessness that comes with worry about biological parents and siblings. The thousand-mile stare that comes with trauma. The mouthing off...
By Susan Abram | December 2, 2019
Los Angeles finalizes $14 million school stability plan for foster kids, guaranteeing reliable transportation to home schools
This article first appeared in The Chronicle of Social Change A recent federal report found administrative and financial obstacles challenged the ability to keep foster youth in their school of origin. Los Angeles might emerge as a pioneer on fighting those barriers, now that one of the largest school districts in the nation has approved its share...
By Susan Abram | October 14, 2019