This podcast was rebroadcast on Thanksgiving week 2019 in recognition that foster families play an important role, especially during the holidays, in welcoming children who often have gone through hard times.
April 27, 2019
Foster children in California are still lagging behind other students in graduation, attendance, and achievement on math and English tests, despite major reforms that six years ago required school districts to track students in foster care and make plans to help them succeed.
This week, hosts Louis Freedberg and Zaidee Stavely interview reporter Rob Waters, who has been covering the issue, and Michelle Francois, of the National Center for Youth Law, a leading expert in supporting foster students. They both discuss what some schools are doing right, and what has yet to be done.