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​Fostering Connections to Success: Improving Educational Outcomes for Children in Foster Care

Introduction

The “Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008” was enacted in October 2008. "Fostering Connections" is a comprehensive law designed to promote permanent family connections and improve the lives of youth in the child welfare system. Among other important provisions, the Act requires child welfare agencies to create “a plan for ensuring the educational stability of the child while in foster care.” The Act emphasizes the importance of school stability as well as the need for collaboration between child welfare and educational agencies.

Oregon Department of Education and Oregon Department of Human Services Joint Guidance To Local Education Agencies and Child Welfare Offices: 

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