Grappling with the Gaps: Toward a Research Agenda to Meet the Educational Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care

Grappling with the Gaps: Toward a Research Agenda to Meet the Educational Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care
April 30, 2010 Stuart Foundation

This paper, based on interviews conducted with 12 nationally recognized researchers and other experts in education, child welfare, and related policy and practice issues, sets the groundwork for developing new research priorities for improving policies and practices related to the educational outcomes of children and youth in foster care. Collectively, these experts describe the existing research gaps that contribute to the generally dismal education outcomes of students in foster care.