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Group steps up to help Arizona foster children get the education they deserve

| July 27, 2016
Group steps up to help Arizona foster children get the education they deserve

Tens of thousands of Arizona’s children are in foster care, and one of the biggest issues they face is getting a good education.

Maria Rodriguez knows all about the difficulties.

She’s a college student now, but she had to overcome the hurdles many former foster children face to get there.

Rodriguez was forced to switch schools eight times during her first two years of high school, as she was moved from group home to group home through no fault of her own.

The moves put her behind educationally.

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