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Using Educational Legislation to Advocate for Foster Youth in School

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Voices for CASA children

4300 North Miller Road

#101

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Do you know the rights foster children are entitled to at school under the Every Student Succeeds Act?

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Did you know that foster youth are protected - by law - to stay at their school of origin even after they've entered foster care if it is in their best interest, regardless of the cost of transportation? Want to learn how to best advocate for this for your youth? The Every Student Succeeds Act is a U.S. law passed in December 2015 that governs the United States K–12 public education policy. The law replaced its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act, and modified, but did not eliminate, provisions relating to the periodic standardized tests given to students. Join VOICES and Joey Taylor, Foster Care Education Coordinator at the Arizona Department of Education, as he covers the educational rights of children in foster care. This presentation will explain how to advocate for these rights and how to overcome the barriers that arise. Topics to be covered in this training include school stability, transportation, special education, and enrollment. CASA volunteers will leave the training with information to help them advocate for students in foster care within the school system as well as obtain educational resources to connect their youth with.

Note: This training was previously held at VOICES on January 17, 2020

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Voices for CASA children

4300 North Miller Road

#101

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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