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This groundbreaking study, commissioned by Stuart Foundation, compiles data from 11,300 youth who were in foster care during high school from 2002 through 2007. The study confirms that youth in foster care are less likely than other disadvantaged students and much less likely than the general population to complete high school. These disparities continue with enrollment in community college and persistence in community college once enrolled. Read More
Turning Dreams into Degrees: Past, Present and Future of California College Pathways tells the story of how campus-based support programs for foster youth turned from an idea into reality, now with 80 comprehensive support programs across California. Learn how these programs evolved, the core of their work with foster youth, and the next phase of this critical effort.
June 14, 2013
May 6, 2013 Edsource
Stuart Foundation currently has openings for a Grants Manager and a Program Associate in Education.
article by John Fensterwald, “California looks to Ontario schools’ reformer for guidance” describes the work that Michael Fullan
, a Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto is doing in California. Read More
. April 30, 2013
Stuart Foundation releases At Greater Risk, California Foster Youth and the Path from High School to College
. A groundbreaking look at the educational outcomes of the California foster youth. Read More
January 23, 2013 More news...
EdSource Op Ed piece by Stuart Foundation partner, Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), recognizes how far state and national legislation has come in addressing the need to share educational data for Foster Youth, but a robust statewide system to facilitate data sharing is still lacking. SCOE, with funding from the Stuart Foundation, is working to address this with their Foster Focus database.
Featured Work: FosterMore.org Launched!
In celebration of National Foster Care Month, FosterMore shares how the adults can support children and youth in foster care today.
FosterMore is a public education campaign supported by the Stuart Foundation. The campaign centers on a public service announcement (PSA) aired during May 2013 - National Foster Care Month.
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Featured Work: Big Picture Learning Company
More and more schools recognize that engaging students to learn and develop their critical thinking, communications skills and creativity is crucial for academic success. However, many of these schools lack guidance on how to evaluate and teach these vital abilities.
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