Crosscut: State’s Foster System Sets Up Kids for Failure

Each time children change schools, they lose four to six months of academic progress, according to Janis Avery, chief executive officer of Treehouse, which provides academic support for foster youth. “Kids with a lot of moves have a lot of academic loss,” Avery says. “And these kids may not have had good prenatal care, or early attachment or preschool, so they come into [school] with deficits.” Read More >>

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