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Arizona Says It Lives Up to Foster Youth Education Law, But Can’t Prove It. Can Others? See related stories here

| April 11, 2018
Arizona Says It Lives Up to Foster Youth Education Law, But Can’t Prove It. Can Others? See related stories here

In Arizona, as in many other parts of the United States, school stability for foster youth is a significant problem. Forty-two percent of students in foster care switched schools during the school year, according to a 2015 West Ed report, and research has shown that each change costs a student at least three months of academic progress.

These frequent moves jeopardize the already dim academic prospects for foster youth in a state that is struggling to provide quality education to students in general.

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