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

| April 11, 2018

By Christie Renick • The Chronicle of Social Change

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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