The intent of this site is to provide information, resources and tools to positively impact the educational experience of student in foster care. The Texas Education Agency joined with 12 organizations to address improving the education of children in foster care. On any given day, there are approximately 16,000 school-aged children in youth in Texas schools who are in foster care. This group comprises a small percentage of the total student population yet face unique challenges that featly impact success in the school environment. Before entering foster care, children and youth may have lived in chaotic home environments, experienced physical or emotional trauma, attended school sporadically, or had parents or family members who were unable to meet their physical and emotional needs.
Research shows that frequent school moves obviously have a negative impact on academic achievement for students by losing credits, repeat courses they have already taken, be placed in inappropriate classes or grade levels, or not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities.
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